Van Schaik is Southern Africa’s leading chain-store supplier of academic resources, with more than 70 stores located in South Africa, Botswana, Swaziland and Namibia.

The Van Schaik 'Student Influencer Search' campaign has come at a time when all universities are suspending contact academic programmes and the World Health Organisation is advising self-isolation to prevent the spread of the new Coronavirus strain. Adding to that challenge, the high number of unemployed youth in South Africa demonstrates the need for work opportunities.

This initiative allows for students around the country wanting to earn an income to grow businesses, connect and learn new skills simultaneously.

"The Van Schaik Rewards App forms an integral part of staying in touch with our customers and providing an easy, achievable means to fund certain student necessities," says Stephan Erasmus, MD of Van Schaik.

The campaign is aimed at rewarding students and the general public for their loyal support. By simply 'swiping' open their mobile lock-screen to engage with curated content, they earn cash into a virtual App Wallet and other benefits.

The benefits include special offers, exclusive competitions and the means to spend the money in their App Wallet on pre-paid airtime and data, at Van Schaik stores or at Rewards Partners including:
  • Dis-Chem
  • Shoprite Checkers, and 
  • Debonairs Pizza.
In support of students during this time of social distancing, Van Schaik has also introduced their delivery service for all online orders of R200 or more until Friday, 17 April.

Any orders made online are qualifying purchases for the Van Schaik Rewards Programme, as well as paying the student back for being socially responsible.

Students wanting to participate in the 'Van Schaik Student Influencer Search' are encouraged to apply at All applicants will be given a unique tracking number, and will have one week to get as many friends, fans and followers to download the App and start enjoying the benefits of earning rewards from home.

The top 20 students who get the most Van Schaik Rewards App downloads will be notified as winners and then given one month to prove their worth as 'Influencers'. Each will be paid a salary for that month and receive incentives for reaching targets, as well as receive support and training from the campaign hosts.

Spot prizes provided by JanSport backpacks will also be on offer. All App users are eligible to win spot prizes during the six week period.

Applicants can enter the Van Schaik Student Influencer Search here.  

For more information, visit You can also Van Schaik on Facebook, Twitter or on Instagram.