Does anyone have any insight into the "Honours BA" degrees offered by UNISA? They are designated "postgraduate degrees" but would the holder of a bachelors degree from a US university first have to obtain an "Honours BA" before being admitted into the MA program? If a US degree holder can go straight into the MA program, is there any real advantage to completing the Honours BA first or would level of instruction be comparable to upper-level undergraduate courses in the US (and therefore unnecessary)? The impression I received from the UNISA website is that it is a structured program (or programme) designed to prepare the student for subsequent research-oriented graduate study. I would greatly appreciate any comments from Jack Tracey and the other members of this forum who have experience with the South African educational system.