Univen opens week late
A week after other universities began their academic year, the University of Venda for Science and Technology (Univen) will officially open today.
Spokesman Welheminah Mabogo said: "The official opening of the academic year is the beginning of a milestone for Univen."
She said the university was one of those which still faces underdevelopment and a lack of infrastructure.
Many students were expected to return to unrenovated lecture rooms.
The university has been criticised for failing to provide advanced education and learning materials to students.