Schools must stick to cheaper school uniform rules, warns competition watchdog

2020-01-08 12:04

The Competition Commission says it is intensifying efforts to make sure school uniforms are reasonably priced, and so far private schools like Curro have pledged to cooperate with interventions that have been introduced.

Is your school sticking to these 5 uniform guidelines?

2019-01-09 14:56

The Competition Commission has issued a statement reminding schools to remain compliant with the school uniform guidelines to prevent anti-competitive behaviour in the industry.

Sole searching: Kids' white tekkies for school

2018-09-14 09:47

Many South African schools make white tekkies compulsory for physical education and school sporting activities. White. Parents up and down the country have been searching for the most affordable options, seeing as we need to buy at least one pair per child per year. So here are some of the white tekkie options available in stores and online, and tips for keeping those babies clean!

OPINION: "We are forced to buy school uniforms that are too expensive for our children to only wear for a year"

2018-05-30 10:10

A mom complains about the exorbitant prices of school uniforms, saying that parents have no choice. "What is going to be done to help the public with this issue?" she asks.

Dear tween me, it’s okay to not be the cool kid, sweetie

2017-09-26 21:11

It might not seem like such a big deal now, but not feeling like I was one of the cool kids growing up was incredibly challenging. Here are a few things I wish someone had told me when I was a tween.

Why do we still make girls wear skirts and dresses as school uniform?

2017-01-09 12:18

Wearing a skirt can prevent girls from being active and eventually from participating in sports, as this Australian researcher found.

When school grooming inspections go wrong

2016-09-19 10:59

While we understand the need to look neat and tidy sometimes teachers can go overboard when doing uniform inspections.

The school uniform cost debacle

2016-01-11 12:24

Kim Norton wonders why school uniforms are so dreadfully expensive.

Keep their gear in tip-top shape

2008-09-08 09:50

Keeping your children's school clothes neat and tidy can be a daunting task. They are worn daily, and are subjected to plenty of wear and tear. The experts advise..


The competition for school uniforms

2019-02-20 06:01

The Competition Commission has again urged schools to adhere to the school uniform guidelines aimed at curbing anti-competitive behaviour at schools, says Ina Opperman.

Schools with 'exclusive' uniforms deals are being urged to confess – and may avoid paying fines

2018-11-28 06:18

The Competition Commission is looking into long-term deals between schools and exclusive suppliers of uniforms. Now an association of school governing bodies is advising schools to admit to such deals and shape up – so perhaps avoiding penalties.

"It hurts the pocket!" Your letters about expensive school uniforms

2018-06-01 12:51

After receiving a letter from an understandably frustrated parent about the expense that is school uniforms, we asked: how do we tackle this issue? As usual, our readers didn't disappoint.

How to budget for primary school 2018

2017-12-08 10:56

Making sure you know exactly what the costs for your child's school year will be, can help to avoid some nasty surprises!

Should girls wear dresses to school? Our readers respond

2017-01-12 11:22

Parent24 readers share their thoughts on our much-talked-about article.

Back to school: Why and where to get your stationery before Christmas

2016-11-30 12:22

Take charge of that school stationery list for next year now, with these tips.

Should school uniforms have reflective strips?

2016-04-28 13:20

Many of us have had near misses, braking suddenly when a school child runs in front of our car. Kim Norton is thinking of solutions to help protect our small children.

Kids on display

2009-07-31 14:32

Facebook, Twitpics, blogs - where and how would you post pictures of your children?

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