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Tuesday, 30 April 2019

Payment made easy for students

ZAP IT: CPUT students can make use of the Zapper payment system to pay for printing. ZAP IT: CPUT students can make use of the Zapper payment system to pay for printing.

Students can now make use of Zapper, an electronic payment platform popular in the restaurant industry, to pay for printing.

This new credit system allows students to load credits from the comfort of their homes or residences and plans are in the pipeline to extend the system to the payment of library fines and tuition fees.

Once students have downloaded the application they need to link a debit or credit card to it in order to perform transactions.

Students need to access OPA from the CPUT website and select ‘Zapper Printing Credits’ which will generate QR codes that need to be scanned in order to load credits for printing.

Users will then receive an email to indicate the amount and date of transaction.

“This system is easily accessible and integrated with existing CPUT systems. Transactions are done in real time and amounts will reflect in a maximum of five minutes,” said Alvino Moses from the CTS department.

Moses added that users can load credits from anywhere, depending on internet access. They won’t be dependent on the IT Centre, Admin buildings or the respective libraries to do so.

To watch a demonstration video, click on the link: https://youtu.be/Xm8NYfJCM-k

Written by Ilse Fredericks

Email: Frederickskennediji@cput.ac.za