After a difficult 20 months during which normal schooling was disrupted and many pupils switched to  online learning due to Covid protocols, school uniform retailers are optimistic about a return to normal and stronger demand ahead of the coming school year.

Yet signs of a fourth wave — as infections, particularly in Gauteng, rise — means the outlook is once again unclear...

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