TechBox for Shools
The perfect selection of tech solutions
for educators and leading schools
What you get
- School Website & Email Addresses
- Bulk SMS Platform + Credits
- Microsoft Office 365
- Comes with 1TB of Office 365 space
- E-Learning Platform
- Free Website Development Training
- Social Media Management Platform
- SSL Certificate
TechBox Standard (5 users)
R1,415 per month
(+R1500 once-off setup fee)
- Hosting: 2GB Disk Space
- Office 365: A3 – For Schools
- Design & Hosting: Website & E-mails
- Bulk SMS: 500 Credits
- School Domain: .co.za/.og.za
- Security: Rapid SSL Certificate
- Social Media: Hootsuite
- Marketing & E-mail Automation: Mailchimp
- WordPress Training: Once a quarter
- Maintenance + Support: 1 Onsite visit /month
- Branded E-learning: Web + Mobile App
TechBox Free (Trial)
(DIY, No setup fee)
- Hosting: on www.mahala.africa
- Office 365: A1 – For Schools
- Design & Hosting: Not Included
- Bulk SMS: 5 Credits
- School Domain: *.mahala.africa
- Security: N/A
- Social Media: Hootsuite(optional)
- Marketing & E-mail Automation: Mailchimp(optional)
- WordPress Training: Not Included/b>
- Maintenance + Support: Not Included
- Branded E-learning: Not Included
Serious Stuff (Before you buy)
Understand Hosting Ts and Cs
Note we have a No Refund Policy
We respect you information & privacy
General Terms & Conditions
Terms of using Maru.Africa
Your Rights & Responsibilities
What you get
- WordPress Training
- ‘One Stop Shop’ for Tech essentials
- 50+ open-source scripts
- MySQL Databases + phpMyAdmin Access
- Support via Phone, Live Chat, & Tickets
- Automated Billing Notifications
How will you know what I would like my logo to look like?
We will send a template which you will have to fill in with questions to assist us in creating your vision for your logo. A meeting with our graphic designer may be scheduled if necessary; this is a good chance for you to come and see us ?
How soon will I receive my logo?
You will receive 3 designs of logos according to your guidelines upon which you will choose one. Logos designs will be sent as a .jpg format. Finalised Logos will be sent as .png in a large size and small size with 7 working days.
Do I own the logo and other intellectual property after you’ve designed and developed?
No. All work done on the project on behalf of the client, inclusive of the copyright which may exist in the work done on behalf of the client shall remain the exclusive property of Maru Africa, and shall remain as such until all agreed upon amounts have been paid for.
What if I am not entirely happy with my logo and subsequently the CI?
A maximum of 2 requests for changes (not redesign) can be made for free. Any other changes after that will be charged accordingly.
Does this package include printing?
Unfortunately, we do not include printing in our packages
Do you also design my company profile, business cards, letterheads, etc.?
No. Unfortunately, we do not include corporate stationery in our packages. Only once-off logo design. We do include useful links in our knowledgebase and blog for places you can go for fantastic templates, etc.
Do I sign a contract if you build it for me?
No. All the packages are month-to-month / per annum. If you would like to cancel all you have to do it give is 1 full calendar month’s notice.
Bare in mind; we have a no-refund policy!
Am I able to update my own website?
Yes. In fact we encourage you to do so. Remember, the more your website is updated the better chance it has to rank in Google. We will supply you with all the login details needed to access your easy-to-use content management system.
Can I buy my website or pay a once-off fee?
You have a few options:
- You can pay for a full year (12 months) in advance while still enjoying the monthly benefits from Maru Africa.
- You can also buy out your website and the price will depend on the amount of effort we have put in to make your website live.But most of our customers do not buy out their website as they will lose out on all the added benefits (free WordPress updates, website security, access to a dedicated account manager, and so on).
What happens if I buy my website out? Do I still pay for the domain registration and hosting?
Yes. Domains are renewed on an annual basis.
Hosting is included for the full year if you choose the buyout option. You will still have to pay for the hosting once the 1 year period is over. You can choose to pay hosting on a month-to-month basis or choose our annual packages with a month’s discount.
NB: The source code will remain the property or Maru Africa or its partners. Therefore, you may not sell the website theme. You will have full, unrestricted use of the theme for only your 1 domain.
Is considered to be entered upon first presentation of the design to the customer. The Review time frame lasts 5 days at which point after, the status of the website will then switch to Deployment. The automatic update of the review status will take place if Maru Africa do not hear back from the customer regarding any amendments or changes that the customer wishes to effect. Should we receive communication during this time frame, Maru Africa will effect the changes and then present the customer with the modifications at which point the status of the Website will then move into a Deployment status. The customer will be able to make as many changes as they see fit during this 5 day period.
Is considered to be a final status and deemed to be a live service. The customer accepts that with no communication from them to Maru Africa during a review process, Maru Africa will accept the customers silence as assent to deploy their website.
Any content supplied by you the client, has legal ownership of it. All intellectual property be it concepts, drafts, ideas, visuals, creative design, strategy, marketing suggestions, that are presented via phone, email or document shall remain the initial property & ownership of Maru Africa. Until such time a release form is signed by both parties and a mutual agreement has been met to assign any copy writing documents over to the client.
How long will it take to get my new website to go live?
It can take as little as 7 days but this depends on a few factors, and the package you select. We will share with your our process and aim to have all websites designed and ready to go live within 14 working days. We can only do this if you help us during the process of interviews, meeting(if necessary) and availability of information. We ask you some questions about your business and request that you send us any images, logos and other business-related collateral which will help us to better understand your business and build your website.
Website Design Terms
With the exception of any Third-Party Materials and Background Technology, the Customer is to be considered the owner of the Custom Website and Customer Content. “Customer Content” means all content or information (including, without limitation, any text, music, sound, photographs, video, graphics, data, or software), in any medium, provided by the Customer to Maru Africa, “Third-Party Materials” means any content, software, or other computer programming material that is owned by an entity other than Maru Africa, and licensed by Maru Africa or generally available to the public, including the Customer, under published licensing terms, and that Maru Africa will use in the development of or to display or run a Custom Website. This excludes, without limitation any copywriting, graphic, video, music, sound manipulation to images or video supplied by the Customer to Maru Africa.
The graphics utilized from Maru Africa graphics library (If requested) are licensed from third-party suppliers OR obtained on a free to use basis. Maru Africa will provide Customer a limited, personal, nonexclusive, non-transferable license to use the graphics during the term of this Agreement. Upon written request, Maru Africa will deliver the Customer’s source files and database script, if applicable, at a pre-determined price indicated upon request from the Customer for the source code. The Customer will be required to remit full payment of the fees prior to Maru Africa providing the information via a method agreed up between Maru Africa and the Customer. Further, Maru Africa will bill pro-rata from the time of signup.
Maru Africa reserve the right to refuse any material that it deems offensive
What is SoftSIM?
SoftSIM is a Voice Over IP service. VoIP is the transmission of voice content over the internet. It allows you to have a virtual landline that also has the ability to be connected to a cellphone.
What is an SSL Certificate?
An SSL certificate scrambles any data sent from or to your website. When installed on a web server, it activates the padlock and the https protocol and allows secure connections from a web server to a browser.
What is Sage One?
Sage One allows you to create quotes and invoices online in seconds, send them to your customers, and track what they owe.
Why the TechBox?
At Maru Africa we believe in helping businesses, entrepreneurs and other organizations achieve more through the use of leading technology.
According to our CEO; the road to become key contributors towards the drive for economic growth, innovation and job creation starts with supporting refreshing ideas, building ready-for-growth businesses and a little ingenuity.
Maru’s TechBox is another way we’re proving this.
Did you know?
We also accept Bitcoins alongside other known payment methods