Gcina Ntsaluba
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21 Sep 2019
6:30 am

Competition Commission warns school uniform ‘cartels’, SGBs

Gcina Ntsaluba

Apart from alleged school uniform corruption, CW said it had been working hard in blowing the whistle on corrupt school principals, teachers and SGB members

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The competition watchdog is warning schools and uniform suppliers of collusion and anti-competitive behaviour involving the distribution and sale of uniforms. The commission said it wanted school uniforms to be reasonably priced and for the competition to be fair. In a statement issued by Corruption Watch (CW) this week, some school suppliers were said to be colluding with school managements, including school governing bodies (SGBs), in inflating prices on school uniforms. “Our 2018 Analysis of Corruption Trends (ACT) report highlighted the persistent involvement of school principals, teachers, and SGBs in corrupt practices, including price-fixing,” said CW. Apart from alleged school...