rising costs school uniforms leaving hole parents pockets

It’s mid-January and you are yet to recover financially from the festive season. Plus with children returning to school last week, the costs of stationery, school uniform and school fees are adding up. If your child has just started Grade R or Grade 1; you probably did not expect the escalating cost of sending your child to school.

Apart from the school fees, the most expensive item is probably the school uniform.  The annual rising costs of school uniforms in South Africa are putting additional financial pressure on parents to fork out more money to fit out their children.

It will probably set you back over R3500 if not more to fit your child out in the full school uniform, including school shoes and sportswear.

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