Ruling on school uniforms a relief

As schools reopen, the Competition Tribunal's ruling that schools can no longer force parents to buy their children's uniform at a specific supplier has once again come into sharp focus.

The ruling, which sought to break monopoly and increase competition and ensure cheaper prices, has been hailed as a huge victory for poor parents and small businesses. It followed an investigation into several schools and school uniform manufacturers and suppliers for possible contraventions of the Competition Act. ..

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