As part of its social responsibility programme, IT franchise company Computer Corporation has tied up with Intel and Microsoft to supply computers at below cost to previously disadvantaged individuals through Jet Stores. 


Shoppers will be able to buy the computers with their in-house Jet cards, without having to pay a deposit.
The project will be rolled out at all Jet stores nationwide, but initially a trail run is being conducted at eight stores. It is expected that up to 20 000 Computer Corporation-branded PCs will be sold.
Piet van Rensburg, MD of Computer Corporation, says the computers, including a  modem, sell for under R4 000.00.
“I don’t believe there is a more affordable offering out there. We are literally giving away these computers. The project will be ongoing, and we will be rolling it out at all Jet stores in the near future.”
The Computer Corporation-branded computers come with a modem, free delivery and installation within 48 hours, Windows XP Start Edition, Encarta Encyclopedia 2007 and anti-virus software.
“This is basically a project at grass roots level to empower people who generally would not be able to afford to buy a computer for their home use – and to give a boost to education. We are in the digital age and access to IT is of immense importance, “ says van Rensburg.
He says no deposit is required and shoppers can opt to pay cash or pay the computer off with their in-house Jet card.
Computer Corporation is also offering a toll-free number to buyers where they can obtain free after-sales assistance, if required.