Schools Warned Against Selling Face Masks To Pupils
10 November 2020
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Learners in masks at school

The Competition and Tariffs Commission (CTC) has threatened to take action against schools ordering learners to buy face masks from them or stipulated suppliers saying such practices violate competition regulations.

In a recent update, the CTC stated the directives being issued by schools negatively impacted the consuming public as it is anti-competitive.

“The Commission will not condone such exploitation of the vulnerable society during the Covid-19 pandemic period; will not hesitate to undertake enforcement actions against any school found to contravene the Competition Act, pre – and post – the opening of schools,” CTC stated.

In line with the regulations, the CTC also advised all stakeholders – the practice of imposing a supplier of face masks and sanitizers on schools, pupils, parents, guardians, is an anti-competitive practice prohibited in terms of the Competition Act.