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This 2nd Semester Van Schaik offers exciting promotions for all our customers in-store and online. The widest range of UNISA textbooks are available at selected Van Schaik Bookstores and online.

10 Fun Facts about Van Schaik

08-07-2014 09:48:48 am

Van Schaik, the iconic chain of bookstores associated with student textbooks and campuses across South Africa, celebrates its 100th birthday in July 2014. With 60 stores in Southern Africa plus an online store, Van Schaik's achievement of a century of book selling can be attributed to the responsive manner in which the business evolved - responding to changing consumer needs, technology developments and dramatic changes in the educational landscape in South Africa, over the decades and into the technology driven millennium.

Van Schaik Bookstore sale now on

02-06-2014 12:55:43 pm

Don't miss out on our promotions on selected items selling at crazy prices between 9-30 June 2014. Participating stores are PE, Grahamstown, UFS, Braamfontein, Potchefstroom, Mafikeng, UJ Kingsway Campus, Soweto Maponya Mall, Hatfield, Pietermaritzburg, Long Street Cape Town, Parow Centre, CPUT Cape Town, CPUT Bellville, Stellenbosch and Rondebosch. Hurry up, because it's only while stocks last.

World Book and Copyright Day is celebrated on 23 April every year and we celebrated this during the month of April by hosting events for learners from disadvantaged communities at some of our branches or at their schools around the country. We took hands with our suppliers and publishers to make this special for the learners by doing something special with and for them. This year's sponsors included Van Schaik Bookstore, Internet Express, SMD, Pilot, Freedom Stationery, Alplas Plastics, Jacklin Enterprises and Pan Macmillan.

NSFAS recently introduced a new system at some institutions called sBux, a division that handles the administration of NSFAS book funds to allow students to pay for food, accommodation, books and travel allowances in the form of sBux vouchers which are sent to the bursary students' cell phones.

Van Schaik opened a second store in Thohoyandou on 28 February to service UNISA students and those of the University of Venda. The shop is situated at Shop A14, Venda Plaza, Corner of Main and Casino Boulevard.

Van Schaik has opened its third store on the Zamukulungisa Campus of Walter Sisulu University, at Zamukulungisa Heights in Mthatha. This store will make it more convenient for the students on campus to get hold of their stationery and textbooks.

Van Schaik has developed a secure and user-friendly online application to apply for a Van Schaik card. It will allow parents or guardians to apply for a card in the comfort of their home, on the device of their choice, at whatever time suits them best and avoid standing in a queue wasting time they could spend with their child. The student will then just pick up the card once the account has been approved.