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Churches, homes and even crèches found in some of the Eastern Cape’s deepest rural communities have also become venues where the rollout of critical digital skills training is unfolding owing to...

Walter Sisulu University (WSU) BEd graduate and current BEd Hons student, Yamkela Ntwalana’s second book has gotten the nod as prescribed literature for IsiXhosa 2 in the University’s Faculty of...

The Southern African Association for Researchers in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education (SAARMSTE) hosted its 19th annual Research School that was led by Department of Mathematics,...

Congratulations are in order for student advisor at WSU’s Butterworth campus, Khanyisile Nombulelo Blaai, who was recently named Faculty Advisor of the Year 2021 by ENACTUS. Blaai received...

Walter Sisulu University alumna and president of the Supreme Court of Appeal of South Africa, Justice Mandisa Maya was recently appointed as Chancellor of the University of Mpumalanga. On 1 July...

    Research done by Walter Sisulu University students has led to the discovery of alternative ways in which citrus waste can be used as a pesticide in maize preservation. The PhD,...

Delayed road maintenance is set to be a thing of the past as inventor and researcher, Dr Samuel Abejide from the Department of Civil Engineering, Butterworth Campus invented a device that utilises...

A group of WSU students participating in the WACE trans-national project are challenged to analyse project briefs and come up with solutions for international business challenges to keep them...

  In the midst of a global pandemic, Walter Sisulu University Fine Art graduate, Nwabisa Nkonyana set out to create a platform for aspiring visual and fine artists in Khayelitsha, Cape Town,...

Installation of LED lighting, safety reinforcements, new ceilings, painting, and plumbing accompany finalised refurbishments estimated close to R10-Million at Walter Sisulu University’s Butterworth...

WSU’s latest instalment of its webinar series saw the institution’s 2030 vision subjected to acute scrutiny by a trio of decorated scholars charged with, from varying perspectives, interrogating...

  A WSU All Blacks rugby player made his much-anticipated debut for one of the country’s top rugby franchises following his spectacular performances during this season’s FNB Varsity...

Walter Sisulu University recently became the only university in South Africa to take part in the WACE  trans-national project experience that facilitates industry projects, cultural...

   The Writing Centre at the Directorate for Teaching & Learning, Mthatha Campus, prides itself as it assists first-time entering students with a course to develop their academic...

Walter Sisulu University recently formed  a partnership with a local organisation, Axium Education, to assist struggling science programmes to meet their student enrolment quotas. Axium...

  “Every day still feels like the first'”, were the words used by Abulele Zaga,  as she described the opportunity of being selected as part of the team that will be developing the first...

  Butterworth Campus’ Student Governance and Leadership Development unit sought to inculcate the value of ‘Ubuntu’ within its student as they recently launched a campaign aimed at staving...

A carefully crafted address by former president Thabo Mbeki laid bare the immense role played by the late struggle stalwart Walter Sisulu in the fight for liberation of the oppressed during the...

  A trio of fine art students from WSU Buffalo City Campus dabbed, whipped and stroked their way into a former president’s heart when they produced an enchanting portrait that sought to...

  Walter Sisulu University’s employee assistance programme was recently initiated as an instrument to improve the life quality of employees by giving them necessary support to resolve...

Universities South Africa in partnership with Walter Sisulu University held its third annual Entrepreneurship Development in Higher Education (EDHE) Entrepreneurship Intervarsity in June. The...

  Government Communication and Information System in partnership with Walter Sisulu University conducted a Youth Empowerment Seminar at Emalahleni Municipality, Lady Frere to commemorate...

WSU alumna, Ikhona Zwide (29), has transformed her journalism education into a soulful composition with the release of her debut album investigating matters of the heart instead. Ikhona, who...

  WSU can confirm with deep sadness and regret the passing on of a first-year student from the University’s Butterworth Campus on Saturday, 12 June, 2021. The National Diploma: Civil...

As StatsSA’s unemployment statistics show that it is becoming increasingly difficult for graduates to find jobs in South Africa, Walter Sisulu University prides itself in empowering its graduates...

Bumping and grinding teeth may be a thing of the past following the invention of a road pavement analysis device that should reduce the occurrence of potholes on South African roads. WSU’s Dr...

The spirit of Ubuntu permeated across the Buffalo City Campus on Thursday 10 June as approximately 40 destitute and unfunded students were gifted with food parcels thanks to a small group of their...

Walter Sisulu University (WSU) and the North-West University (NWU) jointly announced "very promising first results" from preclinical trials on a new Covid -19 vaccine candidate on Tuesday, 8...

A study of chemicals produced by leaves and peels of a trio of citrus fruits has earned one WSU analytical chemistry lecturer her Masters degree from the institution’s natural sciences...

Pride and discipline were the key fundamentals in an address delivered by the University’s Vice-Chancellor and Principal Prof Rushiella Songca during a heartfelt plea to varying institutional...

Mthatha-born anaesthesiologist and academic, Professor Busisiwe Mrara, works outside her usual environment to supervise patient care before, during and after surgery alongside an anaesthesia care...

A research study at Walter Sisulu University (WSU) has investigated the safety of using traditional medicine by pregnant women. Master of Arts graduate at WSU, Asavela Kasa who recently graduated...

  The exceptional academic exploits demonstrated by students in a BCC academic department were duly celebrated at an august affair hosted at the campus’ auditorium on Thursday 27 May. A...

A trio of young lecturers who graduated from the ground-breaking WSU/SAICA multi-million-rand Accreditation Programme instituted in 2011 to help the institution regain its BCom Accounting...

For his contribution to Modern Literature and African Literature Studies, Prof Menzi Meshack Minsie Duka has been awarded an honorary degree of Doctor of Literature by the Faculty of Humanities,...

What was a pulsating final filled with all the drama of a Shakespearean masterpiece ended in great tragedy for the WSU All Blacks as they saw victory snatched from their grasp in the dying seconds...

 The May graduation season is upon us once again and in that jovial spirit, WSU wishes to congratulate the approximately 7,000 graduands who'll be honoured during our virtual ceremonies set...

Shattered windows, faulty roofing and broken doors have seized being the feature of WSU Potsdam Site student residences following the university’s expenditure of over R24 million to refurbish and...

  The Office of Technology Transfer (OTT) at WSU shone the light on upcoming Small to Medium Enterprises when it recently commemorated World Intellectual Property Day at Zamukulungisa Site,...

St Patrick Senior Secondary School in Gxulu location at Eastern Cape’s small town of Libode appreciates the support given to them by the Faculty of Health Sciences in Walter Sisulu University (WSU)...

Clear16 is a 100% per cent black-owned beverage company whose aim is to contribute to local economic empowerment in addition to "making drinking water cool”. Founded by WSU alumnus Mncedi Qata in...

  WSU, in collaboration with the Nelson Mandela Academic Hospital, Mthatha General Hospital and the Medical University of Graz in Austria is working on a clinical trial for Cardiometabolic...

The Covid-19 pandemic’s outbreak has forced many an organisation, not least WSU, to be agile, industrious and forward-thinking in coming up with sound interventions aimed at ensuring minimal...

The WSU All Blacks were in buoyant mood as they arrived at the King Phalo Airport in East London after playing some scintillating rugby during their first three games at this year’s edition of the...

It’s been 29 years since a highly-prized 3000-piece hand-stitched bead collection from the tribal nations of abaThembu, amaMpondo, amaMpondomise, amaXhosa amaBomvana and amaXesibe in the Eastern...

Walter Sisulu University Fine Arts graduate, Simphiwe Mbunyuza  has used his artistic prowess across the Atlantic to commemorate and preserve African culture and customs. Mbunyuza who is...

The dire effects of the Covid-19 pandemic are in full display in an artistic expression courtesy of exquisite works produced by students and alumni from the university’s fashion and fine art...

An appointment to the country’s foremost universities’ association will see one of WSU’s most dynamic managers using his knowledge and insight to help assist Universities South Africa (USAf) in...

WSU Council Chairperson Adv. Tembeka Ngcukaitobi is concluding the first leg of his campus infrastructure walkabout in Mthatha recently. The campus tour which started at the Butterworth resulted...

The author of Nelson Mandela: The Black Pimpernel, Dr TT Mudau approached Walter Sisulu University’s isiXhosa lecturer, Dr Monwabisi Macabela to rewrite the book in the Xhosa language without...

Professor Fortune Ganda from WSU’s department of Accounting at the Butterworth Campus was recently crowned as the most productive researcher on campus. Ganda was recognised for his outstanding...

  A team of Social Sciences researchers from WSU came in 3rd place, nationally, at the annual Human Sciences Research Council’s (HSRC) Medal for Social Sciences and Humanities awards after a...

  In the global initiative to fight COVID-19, WSU has joined hands with the World Health Organization (WHO) on the Solidarity Trial in search of a COVID-19 treatment. COVID-19 is a disease...

Performing the great trek across the country in search of opportunities for furthering one’s academic ambitions could become a thing of the past for students in the built environment department...

Kabelo Cornelius Maduna, a Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) coordinator at WSU’s Learning and Teaching Directorate at the Mthatha Campus recently published a novel in two vernacular languages. The...

Walter Sisulu University (WSU) takes pride in being among the few universities in South Africa that currently offer the Medical Orthotics and Prosthetics (MOP) programme at degree level. This...

From devices that help maintain electric currents - to cell phone-charging hawker stands - the WSU Institute for Advanced Tooling (IAT) has been an invaluable resource in helping small companies...

  Programme facilitators for the Bachelor of Laws academic programme say they are geared up and ready for their first intake of 1st year students after they received accreditation from the...

One of WSU’s most revered researchers at the Mthatha campus’ chemistry department has built her reputation not only through her academic prowess, but her ability to inspire her students to greater...

The pens and mics of WSU’s most decorated journalism graduates have not only served to expose the most sensational of scandals, but more importantly, they’ve restored parity in the justice system...

Walter Sisulu University Football Club has officially announced the signing of six new players into the team in preparation for the start of the season in the South African Breweries Regional League...

‘To improve the quality of 21st-century teaching and learning, readdressing the devastating effects of past education and finding new sustainable learning methodologies with increased flexibility...

Small Enterprise Development Agency (SEDA) has partnered with Walter Sisulu University (WSU) to launch the Centre for Entrepreneurship and Rapid Incubator (CfERI) to assist students, alumni and...

An inspiring tale about a WSU graduate who sketched his way to customize for SA’s top sneaker brand, “Bathu”, begins in the Free State – the year 2020. Retsang "Rezz" Morake, born in Bloemfontein...

The Archbishop Thabo Makgoba Development Trust (ATMDT) has awarded three WSU female students for their outstanding entrepreneurship essays during its annual memorial lecture held at the...

The WSU Faculty of Natural Sciences has introduced three extended programmes under its, B.Sc. Biological Science, to provide necessary support to underprepared and academically disadvantaged...

WSU’s office of the Vice-Chancellor had handsomely rewarded three of the institution’s most exceptional academics in the areas of Research, Teaching and Learning as well as Community Engagement at...

Dr Anthony Kambi Masha of WSU’s Faculty of Management Sciences recently obtained his second PhD at the University of Fort Hare which focused on youth entrepreneurship, policy, monitoring and...

Moodle, a Learning Management System (LMS) designed for various teaching and learning goals, is well on its way to being introduced as one of the E-learning programmes used by WSU. LMS are...

  The Walter Sisulu University has a new cooperation partnership for student exchange, personnel mobility and other collaborations with the University of Graz, Austria. The long-term...

The Walter Sisulu University Council officially announced on, 21 December 2020, the appointment of a decorated scholar and alumnus of the institution, Professor Rushiella Songca, as its first...

One of the country’s top senior news reporters, Aviwe Mtila, who’s enjoyed a rapid rise as a broadcast journalist recently spent time engaging with students from WSU’s media studies department. An...

A single storage location aimed at consolidating and preserving far-ranging content from WSU’s students and academics is proving a much-needed outlet and making the appropriate strides. Critical...

A WSU academic’s chronicling of the abaThembu tribe’s history and evolution over an almost 300-year period from the 16th to the 19th century afforded the scholar the opportunity to acutely...

  The ever-colourful and edgy WSU Facebook page has reached a significant milestone after finally securing 100 000 likes from the platform’s community recently. Established in 2012,...

Walter Sisulu University is officially the first institution to successfully distribute laptops worth R98 Million to assist 22,500 students with remote learning under the Covid-19 national lockdown...

The WSU Butterworth campus recently hosted the Department of Higher Education, Science and Innovation Deputy Minister, Bhuti Manamela on his oversight visit to discuss the institution’s covid-19...

Following the country’s eased lockdown regulations to alert risk level one, WSU students will soon occupy a newly refurbished Iphulo Residence that boasts 220 beds with modern finishes, recreational...

The resounding success of a three-year R26 million agreement penned by WSU and MerSETA in 2016 to improve teaching and learning in the engineering departments will see the project receive yet...

 MASKING IN STYLEWSU staff across campuses recently flaunted a stellar incarnation of Africa’s vibrant culture and diversity in commemoration of Heritage Day. The month of September marks the...

Immune system, put in simple language is a network of pathways and antibodies in our bodies that are meant to protect us and fight against potentially harmful microorganisms of all kind and diseases...

A WSU lecturer who gave up a cushy lifestyle in Johannesburg to fulfil a promise to his professor to plough back to his community has been selected as a finalist in one of the country’s most...

East London-born WSU first-year Public Relations student, Athenkosi Fani, whose significant activism in the promotion and defence of LGBQTI rights has earned him great esteem in society, securing...

WSU’s Mncedi “Eddie” Magade’s passion for cultural studies has earned him recognition in the form of a nomination among 30,000 professionals in the Mail & Guardian’s Top Young South Africans...

As student representative bodies from some universities and their constituents’ defiant voices call for the return to campus, University leaders across the country shudder at the grim prospects...

The potential threat to patrons’ health at restaurants in an Eastern Cape municipality has prompted a WSU researcher to investigate the levels of hygienic standards in food service systems in the...

Owing to government’s national lockdown because of the Covid-19 pandemic, WSU will, for the first time in its history, conduct a virtual graduation ceremony scheduled to transmit on the...

WSU’s courageous second-year Fashion Design students have braved the Covid-19 pandemic to help produce two thousand Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for university staff. The five-day mass...

African indigenous knowledge systems along with other rural innovations could yield generational wealth for Black communities through Intellectual Property (IP) applications and commercialization,...