Unisa, noun

Forms:
Also UNISA.
Origin:
Acronym formed on University of South Africa.
A national university based in Pretoria, which teaches by correspondence and short-attendance courses. Also attributive.
1971 Rand Daily Mail 29 Jan.New posts at Unisa...A record number of new academic appointments has been made by the University of South Africa.
1971 S. Afr. Panorama Sept. 3While numbers of South Africans evade the cold at warmer leisure resorts during the month of July, thousands of students from all population groups congregate in Pretoria to attend the annual vacation school of the University of South Africa (Unisa).
c1976 H. Flather Thaba Rau 57‘No, I’m studying. Correspondence course’...‘Who with?’, she asked. ‘An overseas college?’ ‘No, here in South Africa. Pretoria. The University. Unisa they call themselves.’
1982 M. Mzamane Children of Soweto 9Did you know he completed his B.A. by correspondence under UNISA in fifteen years?
1988 C. Nel in Inside S. Afr. Feb. 14There has been massive research on how to change black attitudes, knowledge and perception of business, with..Unisa, the HSRC and others all focusing on blacks as if the problem in South Africa were somehow a black problem.
1989 D. Van Heerden in Sunday Times 11They are Unisa sociology professor A—.., [etc.].
1994 Weekend Post 22 Oct. 10The entry qualifications for a Unisa degree is matric exemption and at least three D symbols.
A national university based in Pretoria, which teaches by correspondence and short-attendance courses. Also attributive.
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