Rorisang Kgosana
Premium Journalist
3 minute read
12 Feb 2021
4:55 am

The Unisa mess – a study in patience

Rorisang Kgosana

I had braced myself for a slew of issues and had mentally prepared to tackle each one of them until I completed my course.

Main entrance of the University of South Africa (UNISA), the largest university on the African continent. Image: iStock

Want to have your patience tested to its limit? Enrol as a student at the University of South Africa (Unisa). One of the hardest things to do is to work full-time while studying. What makes it harder is doing both while having a family and children to take care of. But this is the life of many Unisa students, who have taken advantage of the distance-learning policy of the university to pursue their academic careers. Looking at the Titanic-like building that is the main campus overlooking parts of Pretoria, the last thing one would expect is delays, poor communication and...