The world's largest publisher of electronic books, Bookboon, says South African government and corporate does not give any support to their initiative of providing about 600 000 textbooks a month to students.
Bookboon SA manager, James van der Westhuizen, says they provide access to free textbooks and e-books in key subjects such as engineering, IT, business and finance.
Last year we provided about 8.1 million textbooks to the South African student population.— James vander Westhuizen, Bookboon SA manager
We probably make a contribution of R2 billion, in terms of savings student costs on textbook.— James vander Westhuizen, Bookboon SA manager
Treasury has not responded to the call to add academic books to zero-rated goods list, which was raised by Department of Higher Education.
Listen to the audio below to hear how students benefit from this free textbook initiative...