Free textbooks for South Africa’s students

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 A boon for the upcoming June exams!

Thanks to Bookboon, the world’s largest e-book publisher, university students who study engineering, IT, business and finance can download these textbooks free from the Bookboon online library.

Since 2013 Bookboon’s textbook downloads have grown by a hefty 40%, a clear indication that South African tertiary students are in need of respite from the onerous burden of the rising costs and fees associated with a good education.

Bookboon which contributed R2billion to South Africa’s tertiary education system by way of free textbooks, in 2016 alone, provides students with a saving opportunity of up to R20,000 per year.

To all students in the fields of hard sciences and management – embrace the freedom and opportunity of free quality education – it does exist.  Visit and start your downloads.

While the free status of books is something to be treasured, South Africa is at risk of being downgraded from free to a paid-for model. “This downgrade is unthinkable, and yet a real threat in 2017 if modest support from business and government is not forthcoming” says James van der Westhuizen, country manager for Bookboon SA.

In 2016 Gautrain was the only sponsor that rallied to the call to support free education. Something of an indictment on government and corporate South Africa’s commitment to free education. Does discourse and common good not serve our plight, and does it inevitably have to degenerate to violent protest before we are galvanised to action…



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