Competition Comm says schools must not force parents to procure branded masks

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Zanele Zama

255 days ago
Competition Comm says schools must not force parents to procure branded masks

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The Competition Commission has issued a school uniform circular asking schools to adhere to the guidelines presented to avoid anti-competitive behaviour and price hiking.

One of these guidelines specifically requires schools not to force parents to purchase new or additional school uniform items for clothes rotation during the Covid-19 pandemic in South Africa.

Divisional Manager for Advocacy at the Competition Commission Khanyisa Qobo chatted to Primedia Broadcasting's 702 to shed more light on this matter.

Schools should not force parents for example to procure branded masks or to purchase sanitisers from particular vendors.

Khanyisa Qobo, Divisional Manager for Advocacy at the Competition Commission

Listen to more from the conversation on Primedia Broadcasting's 702 and download the podcast...

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