Competition Commission asks Genesis to probe school uniform prices

Genesis has been appointed by the Competition Commission to assess the pricing practices of the school uniform retailers in South Africa. 

The commissioner initiated the compliant on the basis of information received from several concerned parents relating to possible abuse of dominance and restrictive vertical practices in the the supply of school uniform items nationwide. 

The complaints relate primarily to exclusive contracts schools have with some suppliers and parents who are forced to buy from these suppliers. 

Competition Commission probes school uniform industry