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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...

  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% percent black-owned beverage company whose aim is to contribute to local economy 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 are 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,...

The threat to the country’s socioeconomic profile by the prevailing Covid-19 pandemic has jolted at least one WSU lecturer to do his bit in fighting the negative effects of the imminent economic...

WSU Head of Department: Public Health in the Faculty of Health Sciences, Professor Francis Hyera, has dispelled myths around the racial profiling of the Covid-19 pandemic rumoured to be a...

 ANTARCICTIA Chemical Technician at the Walter Sisulu University based National Pollution Laboratory, Lonwabo Nettie, has returned from his environmental research quest to change protocol and...

Community Engagement and Internationalization held a Fulbright Scholar workshop with the focus of enhancing international opportunities through fellowships and grants for students and staff within...

   Indebted students should soon graduate as WSU alumnus and former University Sports South Africa boxing chairperson, Lonwabo Mafunda has paid it forward by donating funds to clear...

WSU and the government’s Sector Education and Training Authority (SETA) bring to a close a project that has seen WSU bolster its academic profile by increasing research output, developing the...

Walter Sisulu University’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Academic Affairs and Research (DVC-AAR), Prof. Rushiela Songca was recently recognised as one of South Africa’s most established researchers by the...

The Department of Communications and Digital Technologies (DCDT) have collaborated with Huawei to provide 5G training to Computer Science students and ICT staffers at Walter Sisulu University. The...

A groundbreaking research study in the Eastern Cape has found a strong link between Schizophrenia and rare genetic mutations which predispose to the disorder. WSU researchers, Zukiswa Zingela and...

A WSU academic executive is set to actively participate in the strengthening and tightening of the quality of teaching and learning in the country’s higher education sector following his appointment...

A decorated Tshwane University of Technology professor has called for a material and significant shift in the design of the education system which will mould and produce job creators instead of job...

Walter Sisulu University’s (WSU) fashion department once again marveled East London’s fashionistas at their annual flaunt held at Hemmingways Mall on Saturday evening, 7 December. The fashion...

Four WSU National Diploma: Mechanical Engineering students will effectively re-imagine subsistence living and agri-business for rural Eastern Cape communities through their Corn Sheller...

WSU Information Technology student, Hlumela Bekentla was crowned Miss OR Tambo 2019, in Mthatha recently. She shared her journey to victory and said that since the OR Tambo did not hold...

WSU Medical Orthotics and Prosthetic students, Zanodumo Godlimpi and Siphosethu Mgwili’s ground-breaking prosthetic leg inventions may give financial and physical relief to the over three million...

A new medical breakthrough by WSU’s pharmagnostic researcher, Dr. Taiwo Olayemi Elufioye could help recover memory loss through a groundbreaking anti-aging drug discovery at the university. In her...

Save, pay your taxes and do not extend your home with your retirement fund pay-out warns WSU Tax lecturer Rholihlahla Vuzane, CA (SA). According to Rholihlahla, instant gratification and limited...

Former WSU Buffalo City Campus Rector Dr Prince Jaca is fast climbing the ladder following his most recent appointment as Deputy Vice-Chancellor Institutional Support. This is yet another high...

Walter Sisulu University is pleased to officially announce that the Council On Higher Education (CHE) have re-accredited the University for its Bachelor of Laws degree on Friday, 8 November. A...

Walter Sisulu University is refurbishing teaching and learning facilities on all its four campus to costs in excess of R180 million for building construction, ICT, residence and student...

                WSU Fine Art students displayed arresting scenes of political, socio-economic and spiritual works of art at the Ann Bryant Gallery...

WSU’s collaborative project, the Phyllis Ntantala Library is the recipient of this year’s South African Institute of Architects Border Kei Regional Award – the highest honour at its level. The...

WSU’s October graduation provided lucrative returns for one of its faculties in Mthatha where seven doctorate students received their degrees at the Zamakulungisa Site. The Faculties of Education...

WSU Vice-Chancellor (VC) and Principal Professor Rob Midgley displayed unequalled courtship during his inaugural VC’s dinner with university donors and funders in Johannesburg recently. The...

Visually impaired Nontsikelelo Siba is accompanied on stage to be awarded her National Diploma in Human Resource Management during the October WSU graduation ceremonies. She is one of many with...

A final year WSU physics student kicked, punched and chopped his way to capturing a prestigious international karate title in Russia this month. October 12 marked a momentous occasion for karateka...

WSU’s newest Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Academic Affairs and Research, Prof. Rushiela Songca shares her plans for research development at the University and her approach to the endless possibilities...

WSU young men from Buffalo City campus and Butterworth campus gathered in Butterworth recently for a Young Men’s Imbizo hosted by Student Governance, Leadership Development Unit. The purpose of the...

Ten Walter Sisulu University (WSU) Fashion students have been selected to undergo a 10- day mentorship programme with Palesa Mokubung, founder of the acclaimed fashion label Mantsho, in...

As the world celebrates International Artist Day, WSU B-tech students are finalising their art work that they will exhibit at the Ann Bryant Gallery on the 5th November. The International...

Two Walter Sisulu University alumni, Silindile Ngwane and Simamkele Ndabeni have developed an educational application called Sesyme. The duo launched the two-months-old co-learning mobile...

Eastern Cape Legislature deputy-speaker Mlibo Qoboshiyane was nothing short of impressed by O.R Tambo district’s budding artists who had impeccably immortalised heroes and heroines of the region at...

Close to 150 researchers and academics representing numerous national and sub-Saharan universities have congregated in East London for an intensive three-day research conference aimed at tackling...

Professor Somadoda Fikeni says the transient experience of student leadership in South Africa leaves many young leaders in a post university career lull. The critically acclaimed political analyst...

The toxic male culture of “ii-way” and “projects” – catcalls objectifying women within leadership structures – has not changed since long-gone liberation struggle days says WSU convocation...