Johannesburg textile company owner Nkululeko Mahlangu has worked to secure a slice of the lucrative private school uniform market since entering the sector a year ago — but exclusivity contracts between schools and preferred uniform suppliers have often left his Busanitextiles out in the cold.

However, this week the Competition Tribunal confirmed, as an order, a consent agreement in terms of which a school uniform supplier/retailer agrees to no longer sign exclusive supply agreements with schools and school groups,  and to change existing agreements accordingly. ..

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