The most disheartening feeling one can ever experience must be failing varsity. The cost of tertiary education is so expensive and to have wasted that kind of money is heart breaking.
At the age of sixteen, Rapulana started varsity. He immediately began his studies at the University of the Witwatersrand.
Rapulana initially wanted to study a B.A. in Dramatic Arts. To get into that particular field of study, Rapulana had to undergo an interview. During the interview he admitted to not knowing some of the most prevalent theatre acts of that time, he was declined.
"The panel who was doing the interview asked me; 'do you know who John Kani is?' And I was like 'Huh? no,' But I knew who Gibson Kente and I knew Gibson Kente's plays. They asked me about Winston Ntshone and I was just like 'hey guys, stop asking me about people I don't know."
Having failed his interview, Rapulana had to find another choice of study. His choice was a B.A. in Education, which he ended up failing.
"I failed two courses then I thought to myself that I'm wasting my time, this is not what I wanted to do then I went to my parents and I told them that I wanted to go to F.U.B.A (Federated Union of Black Artists). Then I went to F.U.B.A and that's where I started to enjoy school and what I was doing."
The moral of the story is, follow your heart and do what you love!
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