School uniform suppliers may be prosecuted for not allowing a free flow of business.

The Competition Commission says it’s investigating a number of schools who are reportedly not allowing business competition to take place.

Many schools are reportedly not granting parents permission to buy school uniforms at an outlet of their choice.

Principal analyst at the commission, Itumeleng Lesufi, says they will visit schools to check the facts.

“The competition commission continues to receive complaints from parents regarding exclusive agreements that are concluded between the schools and their uniform suppliers. We are conducting investigations into these various complaints and should we find that has been a contravention of the Competition Act, the commission will take appropriate steps including prosecuting any firms that are implicated.”

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