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Resource: Snapplify providing free access to South African school textbooks

Snapplify is a South African elearning company that has recently partnered with publishers to education publishers to launch their Free Access programme for all South African learners. Schools in South Africa have always struggled and no more so than what they are going through right now. As much as we might think that universities are having a hard time, primary and secondary school principals, teachers and learning around the country are in a dark place.

Free Access provides over 5000 IEB, EB and CAPS-aligned ebooks for free to anyone who needs them for remote learning while schools are closed. These Free Access books will be available to learners until the 31st of December 2020.

In order to download the free textbooks:

  1. Go to www.snapplify.com/freeaccess
  2. Search for the ebook you need and add to your library
  3. Install the Snapplify Reader to read your ebooks

If you know anything about the publishing industry you’ll recognise that this is a huge achievement and must represent a massive effort from the company. I think that this is an amazing contribution to South African education. Please share widely.

By Michael Rowe

I'm a lecturer in the Department of Physiotherapy at the University of the Western Cape in Cape Town, South Africa. I'm interested in technology, education and healthcare and look for places where these things meet.