Notes from Khaya “I felt like going for a politically satirical, tongue in cheek feel for this write-up. A way to say “The Student Hub exists for this” while also giving a vantage on recent South African tensions.Tell me how you feel about it and where expansions can be made, if necessary. “
It’s been a tough academic climate in South Africa. Students can barely afford the price of education. And above that, there is the cost of living. Fear not, for there are still good things left in this world. Thankfully, text books are the last thing a student has to worry about these days. With solutions like Student Hub, buying, renting and selling text books has never been easier. Nor as affordable.
Looking at the current global economy, we can see that South Africa isn’t the only one suffering. Students all over South Africa are screaming for #FeesMustFall (you must say the “hash tag”) but no one is screaming for (hash tag) BooksMustFall. If Student Hub prices got any lower they would start boring a hole into the earth! There isn’t even a need to leave your digs to buy text books. Just in case you were hoarding all of them text books for the day the internet crashes, don’t bother. Rather sell and make some money from them. After all that hard work, you deserve to treat your self at the end of a semester. The Student Hub have a service where they collect your text books themselves. And give cash on delivery if you stay within Cape Town and EFT if outside of the region. Not bad. #StudentHubMustRise may soon be trending.
No need for chaotic malls or dawdling through the streets in Saturday shopping traffic. The internet has blessed us with the modern conveniences that allow us to be educated from our comfortable sofas. UNISA students, holler if you hear me. The joy of using the Student Hub web site is in its ease of access. The design practically makes you buy a text book. It’s a good thing you needed one. We don’t always need books for the full academic year. With this in mind, there are options on how long you need to rent a book. Because why buy when you can lease, right? The upside of renting is that you can make room in your life for new things once you’re done with the old. The digital platform is safe from most forms of protest, and has not closed to a campus shut down as yet. Even as you read this, a first-year student is clicking her way towards her first text book. One more click towards the knowledge that will build her career. And she didn’t have to pay an arm and a leg to do it either.
These are the times of testing. Of schools being tried by more than figurative fire. There are enough challenges in this world without having to wonder where or how to buy your academic literature. No matter where you are. If there’s one thing that must stay consistent, is that books must flow. As statues fall and presidents are booted. As campuses are stormed and residences occupied. At lest we will remember. We have the internet. And learning will never be far from our each.