STP, or the Student Technology Programme‘s objective is to offer affordable tablets and laptops for purchase to all students of public universities across South Africa.
The programme was negotiated with various technology vendors by the Association of South African University Directors of Information Technology (ASAUDIT) and the purchasing consortium (PURCO) for South African higher education institutions.
This national initiative currently offers affordable deals on tablets and laptops to staff and students from public universities in South Africa who have agreed to participate in the STP. Further deals will be negotiated and added to the product offerings from time to time.
The current participants of the STP project are Acer Education, selling Acer laptops, and Pinnacle selling Lenovo laptops. Each dealer has made up to 4 models laptops available, ranging from a basic entry level to a high end laptop. Acer, Dell, Proline and Samsung are also offering Android and Windows tablets ranging from smaller 7 inch to top-range 10.1 inch models.
Use the central web portal ( www.stp.ac.za) to compare and choose the product that best suits you. Once you have registered on the website you will be able to place and pay for your order and arrange for delivery with the vendor.