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Catering for love

01-07-2012 12:00:00 am

Ronnie often thought that a degree in psychology might be a better training for a caterer than all those cookery courses she had done. True, it was a help to be able to make the food without any flap or fuss in the most awkward kitchens every designed by humans.

Van Schaik Bookstore, a leading and preferred supplier of academic, trade and reference textbooks, opened a store near the University of Limpopo at Turfloop Plaza in University Street, Mankweng on June 4th, 2012.

As more students, educators and institutions adopt digital course materials for study, more booksellers, such as Van Schaik Bookstores, South Africa’s leading supplier of academic, trade and reference textbooks, are adding e-textbook solutions to their offerings, using Ingram’s VitalSource® online platform.

Van Schaik has been appointed as an official supplier of prescribed textbooks and resource materials to Life Healthcare. The students of the Life Health College of Learning can buy their books at their closest Van Schaik Bookstore or order their books online on our website through a service especially set up for them. For more information you can contact Chris Fouché on 021 918 8410 or

Spud - Exit, Pursued by a Bear

01-05-2012 12:00:00 am

Amidst mounting pressure in the classroom and on the cricket field, Spud prepares to face down the most feared and dreaded challenge of them all – finding a date for the Matric dance.

Eight Days In September

01-04-2012 12:00:00 am

A riveting, behind-the-scenes account of the removal of Thabo Mbeki as President of South Africa, which examines the build-up to events, describes the details of those eight days in September 2008 and explores Mbeki's legacy.

In November 2011 Van Schaik Bookstore launched its first short story contest using the MXit platform. The competition was launched to encourage young writers to participate in a literary activity.

At the annual MEDICLINIC gala awards banquet held at Asara Wine Estate on 24 August Van Schaik Bookstore was awarded a certificate of excellence for our outstanding service and dedication to Mediclinic ...

Making A Difference

07-09-2011 03:54:25 am

During July Van Schaik Bookstore sponsored stationery items to Parkview Primary in Atlantis in the Western Cape. We received a heart-warming letter from Lize Uys, a Grade 2 teacher, to thank us for the sponsorship ...

Inspired by our passion for, and dedication to education, Van Schaik Bookstore recently donated stationery for two projects conducted by SHAWCO. SHAWCO, the Students Health and Welfare Centres Organisation, is a dynamic, innovative and passionate student-run non-profit organisation based at the University of Cape Town ...