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Overseas and need our help?

Friday, October 18th, 2013

Previously you could only reach us by phone or e-mail, then you could follow our blog and tweets.

Now you can contact us via Skype when you’re overseas and in dire need of some computer related assistance.

Save yourself those exorbitant international call costs and look for us on Skype by searching for or the username itstellenuni.

Laptops now more affordable for students

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

Students gain access to the campus network and It systems via approximately 2500 computers in RGA’s. In addition to this access the aim is to encourage students to increasingly use their own laptops or tablets.  In line with this initiative competitive prices for laptops were negotiated by means of a country-wide student laptop project. The computers have been tested and approved by the IT-department of the SU and are therefore being recommended to students.

The products are well priced with a considerable discount on the fixed price list of some of the models. All models come standard with Windows 7 and Office 10 Pro – another saving of R1200-00.

Models ranging from entry-level to advanced – four each from both Acer and Lenovo – have been chosen. The specifications are equivalent per category and you can therefore easily choose the brand that suits your needs best.

You can order your laptop online directly from the manufacturers by following the links below:

DISCLAIMER STATEMENT: PURCO, on behalf of the South African universities, negotiated prices with specific suppliers for specific laptops that are now being offered to qualifying students. All transactions relating to the procurement of the laptops will be between the computer supplier and the end-user. Neither PURCO nor the universities are in a position to guarantee the quality of the product or related services.

important infoYou have to be a prospective or current student with a student number to qualify. If you need any information or additional assistance, please contact us at or 021 808 9111.

IT at your doorstep

Friday, April 20th, 2012

One of these days you’ll have the opportunity to voice your opinions and complaints on IT issues once every two months in your own faculty.

As part of IT’s ongoing initiative to improve communication with the rest of campus, faculty representatives were recently allocated to each faculty. With this initiative all staff have the opportunity to give input, ideas and suggestions regarding IT matters. This will also enable IT to solve problems faster and establish where potential problems and bottle-necks may occur.

IT representatives will contact key staff members in each faculty shortly to arrange the first meeting:

Marita de Koker & André Elms Theology
Clayton Adonis & Quintus Roos Science
Bradley van der Venter & Clive Layman Law
Regan Janari & Leanne Farao Sport
Neels Blom & Zanfrick Witbooi AgriSciences
Tian Petersen & Clint Adams Education
Peter Grift & Ryan Leroux Ecomonics
George Whitehead & Ronel Reynecke Engineering
Paul de Kock & Basil Pietersen  

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