Pretoria - Many parents decided to wait for the last minute before schools open to buy uniforms for their children.
Long queues are the order of the day outside school-wear shop Constantia Uitrusters in Menlo Park.
There are hordes of parents, some pulling their little children to the shops to fit their new clothes hoping they would still find uniforms.
From about 9am the shop was a hive of activity.
But the last-minute wait brought bad news for some.