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Meet the woman who finished her master’s degree in just 5 months – ‘I studied for 12 hours every day’

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Msa Mesatywa has plans to pursue a PhD degree.
From a very young age, Msa Mesatywa would watch the evening news and grew an interest in financial issues and the economy.When Msa, who is from Mthatha, Eastern Cape, passed her matric in 2013 she wanted to become an accountant.

 

However, when she applied to study at Nelson Mandela University she had to do an extended program to qualify for an accounting qualification.After the first year, she realised she did not like accounting, so she took economics as a major.”That’s how I fell in love with economics,” says the 25-year-old Msa.When she was a new university student doing her bachelor’s and later honours degrees in economics, Msa struggled with time management and multi-tasking.

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