Elizabeth Robertson tells of how she graduated cum laude at 74

They say age ain't nothing but a number and Elizabeth Robertson has proven that to be true.

At the age of 74, Elizabeth graduated cum laude from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the Coetzenburg Centre at Stellenbosch University.

She speaks to CapeTalk's Kieno Kammies about her journey and achievements.

I saw an advertisement in the newspaper for the Postgraduate Diploma in Ancient Cultures in the Department of Ancient Studies at Stellenbosch University and I thought that sounds like me, I love history and anthropology. So I signed up...

Elizabeth Robertson, Masters graduate

I spent a year and thoroughly enjoyed it, and at the end of the year I thought what am I going to do, so I signed up for a masters degree.

Elizabeth Robertson, Masters graduate

Robertson says it wasn't an easy journey and there were times when she felt like giving up. But the thought of having regrets afterward did not sit well with her.

There were time when I felt like really giving up and I thought you've come so far, put so much effort, what are going to do when you look back in a few years and realise I didn't make it. So I stuck to it...

Elizabeth Robertson, Masters graduate

To hear the rest of Elizabeth's story, listen below:


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