It's the beginning of a new year and the biggest headache of a parent (who has a school going child) is that dreaded stationery list.
Parents tend to dole outs hundreds on stationery for the year, depending on what is included on your child's list (some schools require a tablet and ebooks) and also where they need to get them from.
If you are shopping around, here's what the average price range of the most common things you'll find on your kid's stationery list, with links to Takealot so you can compare brands.
Buying stationery in bulk will help you save, sometimes quite a lot. Pair up with another parent or two, or start a stationery cupboard in your home so you have some for next year.
HB pencils (pack of 3)
Display file (A4 20 pocket)
Plastic document envelope A4
School chair bag
Exam pad (punched & ruled) A4 100p
Ream of white printer paper A4 (500 sheets)
The internet nearly went beserk when one mom posted this picture on Facebook. But she rectified later to say it was in Kenyan shillings, which convert to around R31. She had us for a moment!
How much did you pay for your children's stationery this year? Send your thoughts about back-to-school stationery to us and we publish your comments.