Back to work deals 2023

It’s back to work! And school and college and university! We wish you the very best for 2023.

We trust that you enjoy your work and/or studies but, even so, at least you can look forward to 52 weekends – comprising of 52 Saturdays and 53 Sundays. And then there are the 12 public holidays, of which you already enjoyed 2: 1st and 2nd of January.

Weekend entertainment

Before we start with the computer requirements for work and study, let’s think about the technology that can make the weekends even more fun.

A quick aside: keep in mind that all products are available on monthly terms through mobicred or, if you use PayFast, through any of the RCS store cards such as your Games, Makro, Contempo, Builders, etc. cards.

Back to the weekend: You may want to shed some of those kilo’s picked up during the festive season. That means getting back on the bicycle – or treadmill – or back to the gym or park for a solid workout. To keep an eye on your performance and keep track of your progress, we suggest you consider a sports smartwatch. We have several models to offer in the Smart Devices category.

Sports smart watches on sale

You may have noticed that these sports watches feature IP68 water resistant technology, meaning they’re also ideal for those weekend trail escapes.

If a braai or camping is more of what you have in mind for your weekends, we offer a range of Bluetooth speakers and 5000mAh, 10000mAh and 20000mAh power banks.

Gimme gaming!

We heard you! On your weekends, you’ll rather go gaming. For which, you might have been thinking about getting a more powerful motherboard, beefing up with some extra RAM, upgrading your CPU or acquiring one of those uber awesome graphics cards that you’ve been contemplating for a long time. Follow any of those given links to your heart’s content.

Graphics cards deals Jan 2023

If, thanks to Father Xmas, your gaming rig already is the way you like it but you wouldn’t mind an upgraded keyboard or gaming mouse – or a nice gaming chair – there is a huge selection awaiting you in the Gaming Gear category.

In between weekends

In between weekends, we have to work or study (unless you’re fortunate to have retired). That’s just the way it is.

If you work at a company, you’ll probably have backup power. If you work from home, now is a good time to get a Backup Power Solution. Because loadshedding seem to be here to stay and, sadly, that’s just the way it is.

Essential IT Solutions continuously source backup power solutions, from complete backup power systems to inverters, batteries and solar panels. Demand is high and stock is limited but if you follow our Facebook page or our newsletter, you’ll notice that we almost always have some backup power item on sale.

And here’s something else you’ll notice. We often have the kind of stuff needed for work and/or study. We have a lot of mouse, keyboards, combos, SSD hard drives, refurb laptops and computers, monitors and, of course, backup power units on offer.

So, if it is Back-to-Work deals you’re looking for, the Essential IT Solutions Promotions category should be your first stop.

Back to work deals January 2023
Office and school products

As an official reseller of Parrot products, we offer hundreds of office and school products. These include scholastic products, projectors and PA systems, boards, janitorial products, stationary, office equipment and more. You’ll find all those in the Office Products category.

Here’s a reminder of our public holidays –

Public holidays South Africa 2023

  • 1 January: New Year’s Day
  • 2 January: Public holiday New Year’s Day observed **
  • 21 March: Human Rights Day
  • 7 April: Good Friday *
  • 10 April: Family Day
  • 27 April: Freedom Day
  • 1 May: Workers’ Day
  • 16 June: Youth Day
  • 9 August: National Women’s Day
  • 24 September: Heritage Day
  • 25 September: Public holiday Heritage Day observed **
  • 16 December: Day of Reconciliation
  • 25 December: Christmas Day
  • 26 December: Day of Goodwill

*The dates on which Good Friday and Easter Sunday fall are determined according to the ecclesiastical moon. That varies each year but they fall at some point between late March and late April.

**The Public Holidays Act (Act No 36 of 1994 [PDF]) determines whenever any public holiday falls on a Sunday, the Monday following on it shall be a public holiday.


Don’t forget to play the lotto… and keep an eye on those crypto prices! Just in case any of those work out for you during the year, make sure to bookmark the Essential IT Solutions Promotions category.

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Date: 10 Jan 2023