Carine Hartman
Chief sub-editor
2 minute read
24 Jul 2021
5:58 am

Wits, what a shoddy graduation

Carine Hartman

It seems you need an event manager, Wits, and I am virtually applying for the job.

Picture: iStock

It was like a bad movie, this graduation ceremony. Our momentous day fizzled into a streaming link to watch some old fogeys making speeches – and not even a list of graduates’ names scrolling past like B-movie credits right at the end. Nothing. Really? I understand it’s pandemic-time. I understand I can’t sit in the Great Hall and watch my little girl walk up to the stage in her pancake hat and gown – not brushed nylon – to be knighted after spending three years putting her all into a media studies degree. But surely you can do better than...