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The Walter Sisulu University (WSU) Directorate of Learning and Teaching (DLT) in partnership with the Student Counselling Unit held a focus program for Students Living With Disability (SLWD)...

Walter Sisulu University alumna, Talita Giqo, recently pocketed a R430,000 award prize from the Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) to further develop her Online Check-in App that will allow hotel...

The Komani Campus held the second Annual Dean’s Academic Excellence awards in September in honour of final year students who obtained the highest average throughout the course of their...

To ensure academic staff’s deep understanding of their disciplines, the WSU office of the Vice-Chancellor, together with the institution’s Human Resources Department have sought to encourage staff...

In her new novel titled “U-Nocawe Nomprofeti Wobuxoki,” WSU Journalism Graduate, Nwabisa Msikinya gives a chilling account of her encounter with an abusive faith leader. As a young woman seeking...

Research done by WSU senior lecturer and researcher Dr Siyabonga Mxunyelwa has pointed to the impending demise of Small to Medium Tourism Enterprises (SMTEs) in Buffalo City Metro, largely due to...

Buffalo City Campus management and academics were left bursting with pride after witnessing the first-ever ‘State of the City Address’ organized and hosted by first-year local government finance...

WSU’s assessment policy has come under scrutiny from one WSU academic following his extensive investigative research and analysis into challenges plaguing the prevailing teaching and learning...

The WSU Butterworth campus Faculty of Education organised a  Foundation Phase Capacity Development Workshop to equip students with the  exit level outcomes for the Bachelor of Education...

WSU Journalism graduate, Zolile Zamisa, is one of the candidates currently being interviewed by the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Communications set to fill vacancies on the South African...

Mental health and self-care in academia emerged as a hot topic of discussion during the final leg of the Research and Innovation (R & I) Day event held at the university's Buffalo City Campus...

In an effort to mirror the fast paced technological advancements of global academic trends, Walter Sisulu University focused its annual Research and Innovation Day on technology infused research...

An investigation by one WSU academic regarding the perceptions of students with a limited technological schooling background about blended learning has found that the biggest challenge to...

The effervescent brew of umqombothi traditional beer and a maize based diet may be the leading causes of Oesophageal cancer in the Eastern Cape Province, according to a Walter Sisulu University...

The WSU Mthatha campus Student Representative Council held a food parcel roll out, more especially, to financially disadvantaged and unfunded registered students. Within the WSU student...

Eleven years ago, Eric Gyimah was a freshman in WSU’s Versatile Broadcasting programme; today he is a label manager for the local division of one of the world’s biggest Entertainment and record...

Walter Sisulu University is slowly becoming an epicenter of transformation as a more diversified student demographic stalks its corridors despite being poorly considered a predominantly rural...

Buffalo City Campus mechanical engineering HOD, Zamile Mpeta, whose winning poster entitled “Using practicals to teach Computerized Numerical Controlled (CNC) programming”, was amongst the...

In partnership with South African Agency for Science and Technology (SAASTA), a WSU team of researchers responsible for Indigenous Knowledge Systems (IKS) is developing an educational documentary...

Walter Sisulu University Senior Sports officer at WSU’s Butterworth Campus, Yonela Ntongana, will be jetting off to the International University Sports Federation’s (FISU) annual University Combat...

At least six WSU researchers have been inducted into the National Research Foundation (NRF) rating system, making this the highest recorded increase in the past seven years, according to the audit...

Aluncedo Zikhali, a Master’s in Public Administration student from WSU has been picked for the prestigious Abe Bailey Travel Bursary to the United Kingdom. Zikhali is part of a cohort of students...

Youth are a priority for a country's development and sustainability through economic growth is vital yet figures indicating the high rate of youth unemployment in South Africa are alarming. The...

Two handball players from WSU’s Mthatha campus were selected amongst the best to represent the Eastern Cape Handball Association in Cape Town at the National Handball Women Championships that took...

The Walter Sisulu University Directorate of Learning and Teaching held a women empowerment Extended Curriculum Program event on Tuesday, 9 August 2022. National Women’s Day calls upon all to join...

Governance, curriculum development, as well as design and implementation of institutional quality were amongst aspects examined by the Council on Higher Education (CHE) at Walter Sisulu University...

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

The Walter Sisulu University’s (WSU) Mthatha Campus “Debating Council” secured an opportunity to compete in the Southern Africa Universities Debate Championship at Wits University recently. The...

Dean in the Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences and Law, Professor Thabisani Ndlovu during COVID-19 pandemic put together  a project called ‘Text, Human Rights and Pandemics: Being Human...

  Coding and programming, Artificial Intelligence and Internet of Things (IOT) are part of a student skills transfer programme that will be fostered by a twining agreement between Walter...

The Walter Sisulu University Council held a stakeholder Indaba at the institution’s Mthatha Campus recently to discuss the implementation of the Council-approved 2030 strategic objectives on Campus...

Public Administration Honours student, Maxhobandile Ndamase has achieved ‘published researcher’ status after conducting research on ‘Exploring the role of mass media in promoting good governance: an...

  Ngenjongo zokugulula ubuKoloniyali kwiilwimi zemveli, ingakumbi isiXhosa, umhlohli kwakunye nombhali wesiXhosa, uSinoyolo Nokutywa uzakuthi apapashe izahluko ezithandathu kwincwadi ‘Ulwimi...

In an attempt to ensure that Walter Sisulu University achieves its 2030 vision related to improving the student experience, the University will continue to prioritise physically challenged...

A Walter Sisulu University Bachelor of Science in Physics third-year-student recently registered his science school situated in Mthatha. This 21-year-old from Mount Ayliff who has a passion for...

Cases of Type 2 Diabetes are escalating globally, particularly in South Africa’s O. R. Tambo Municipality, with 27% of the population in this district found to be diabetic according to survey...

Advocacy on key government legislation, environmental education, short courses on farming and assessing and addressing socio-economic issues are some of the key features in the looming partnership...

Yet another WSU academic has attained the ‘Published Author’ status after conducting a case study on the apartheid industrial decentralisation and democratic de-industrialisation based on the...

It has been a meteoric rise for WSU alumnus, Lux September, whose journey as one of the continent’s top sports administrators began as a teenager in the rural towns of Tsomo and Ngqamakwe in the...

The ever-growing profile of the WSU basketball program continues to inspire following yet another player selected from within its ranks to represent the national squad at an upcoming continental...

Establishing mechanisms for the eradication of graduate debt will be at the core of the incoming WSU Convocation Executive Committee’s (Convex) activities during their 2022 to 2025...

The South African National Department of Health and the Cuban Ministry of Health delegation visited Walter Sisulu University to strengthen the Nelson Mandela Fidel Castro collaboration. The Deputy...

As part of its infrastructure development, WSU has renovated the clinical skills lab situated at the Old Library building in the Nelson Mandela Drive Site, Mthatha campus. The project cost a...

A decorated German academic who’s advanced the reputation and standing of WSU through his work in the Covid-19 vaccine space was honoured by the institutions during its June graduation ceremonies...

WSU fine art students who recently exhibited at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown were left pleasantly surprised as the institution’s council chairperson popped into their showcase to show...

  Walter Sisulu University and the Professional Provident Society (PPS) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding which will see the two institutions collaborate in a multitude of...

The WSU office of the Acting Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Academic Affairs and Research, has embarked on a university wide drive to build capacity amongst academic staff, focussing mainly on...

In response to the affliction brought on by gender-based violence which has shaken the country to its core in the past few years, Bank SETA has incepted a GBV-prevention programme aimed...

Minister of Small Business Development Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams officially launched the Centre for Entrepreneurship Rapid Incubator at Walter Sisulu University’s Zamukulungisa site in Mthatha on...

Years of immense pain and strife dissipated into insignificance, at least for a moment, as an orphaned WSU graduate ascended the graduation stage recently to attain her diploma in journalism. It...

The marauding of trucks, mixing of cement and erecting of scaffolding have all become a too familiar sight across WSU’s campuses as the university inches ever-closer to achieving excellence...

One of Mzantsi’s most favourite social media sensations, Yamkela Ndabezinhle Nuba, popularly known as King Nuba has obtained his second qualification from Walter Sisulu University. In 2021, the...

“Age only determines our level of human life and physical development; however, if we do not learn, our knowledge does not increase with age." These were words uttered by 54-year-old Nomgqibelo...

Despite a devastating childhood which was plagued by multiple counts of sexual abuse and an unstable home environment, 25-year-old Andiswa Lugomo has fought her way to obtaining her first tertiary...

The Walter Sisulu Center of Entrepreneurship and Rapid incubator (CfERI) has collaborated with the Agricultural Sector Education and Training Authority (AgriSeta) learnership programme which...

  A public relations management BTech graduate from the university’s Buffalo City Campus has made exceptional gains in the business of manufacturing of furniture thanks to her keen eye for...

The WSU Enactus Team, along with Nelson Mandela University, will be representing the Eastern Cape province in the Enactus South Africa National Competition in July 2022.  Following their...

Walter Sisulu University student from the Faculty of Educational Sciences has been selected to go represent the Eastern Cape Province in Sports coaching in the United States of America. Mawande...

Walter Sisulu University's Manager for Internationalisation Valile Dwayi has been appointed as the Vice Chairman of the International Board of Directors, Africa Leadership Transformation Foundation...

An invention by five WSU students from the Department of Information Technology Systems in the Komani Campus came in second place at the recent East London Development Zone ICT Hackathon...

WSU's Faculty of Engineering, Science, and Technology (FSET), together with the Community Engagement and Internationalisation Directorate (CEID), has sought to strengthen graduate employability...

A couple of high-flying legal eagles who graduated from WSU’s law programme are primed to showcase their legal prowess and astuteness on the continental stage following their election into the...

    The Walter Sisulu University Council met on 8 April 2022. Among the items for discussion was the accreditation status of programmes offered by the University in light of recent...

Walter Sisulu University has been instated as a signatory of the Berlin Declaration to Open Access to Knowledge, an international platform which grants free and online access to academic...

Major changes are on the horizon for WSU as its now 12 faculties are set to decrease to seven as envisaged within the institution’s rationalisation and consolidation (R & C) project after its...

The Council on Higher Education (CHE), the accrediting body for higher education institutions in South Africa has reviewed 28 programmes offered by Walter Si sulu University, and the recent...

Senior Student Development Practitioner at WSU’s Butterworth campus, Nombulelo Khanyisile Blaai, has been designated to serve as Administrative Secretary in the management committee of the national...

Officials from Walter Sisulu University’s Student Development and Support Services (SDSS) department met in East London for a four-day workshop geared towards crafting a new strategic plan for the...

A pair of basketball players have scored a slam dunk following their selection to the USSA national basketball team set to compete in the 2022 International University Sports Federation (FISU)...

A strategic compromise struck between garden maintenance employees and one of the university’s academic departments has seen the institution piloting a free basic computer literacy training...

Walter Sisulu University has formed a partnership with the Eastern Cape Hemp Producers Association in its initiative to produce groundbreaking research on hemp. Hemp seeds also known as...

In an effort to cultivate a culture of teaching and learning which offers a holistic development of both students and lecturers, Walter Sisulu University in February launched the Scholarship of...

  Walter Sisulu University Vice-Chancellor & Principal, Professor Rushiella Songca delivered her first university address since she occupied the position. This address, which was the...

The Faculty of Educational Sciences at the Mthatha Campus welcomed two exchange students from the Private Pägogische Hochshule Graz (PPH), (a university in Austria) in the Foundation Phase Program...

Being employed is not an option for the 21-year old Faculty of Natural Sciences student who has passion for science and agriculture. Buzwe Dlembula, a Bachelor of Science in Physics third year...

The FNB WSU All Blacks’ bitter last-minute defeat to FNB CPUT during extra time of last year’s FNB Varsity Shield final is a pain that lingers, not to sow doubt in the team’s ranks, but to build...

Walter Sisulu University Vice-Chancellor & Principal, Professor Rushiella Songca, has handed over for renovations the lecture halls in the Zamukulungisa site, Mthatha campus. This faculty...

The spirit of Ubuntu is at the centre of the 2022 registration at Walter Sisulu University as students assist each other to register. Amyoli Simani, a Bachelor of Medicine first year student at...

It is a climatic start to the year for WSU Lecturers and researchers, Dr Anthony Kambi Masha and Professor Jogymol Alex, following the publication of their acclaimed Research Guide titled...

The Future Professor’s Program (FPP) is a competitive and selective programme of the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) to prepare promising early career academics to become a new...

Walter Sisulu University remains the leading university in teaching African languages in terms of the content and what the market needs. The university became the first university in South Africa...

For the first time since its establishment, the Faculty of Education at WSU’s Butterworth campus will receive its very own faculty building, worth over R70-Million, equipped with state of the art...

Congratulations are in order for Professor Sunday Babalola, a Walter Sisulu University (WSU) research academic, on his C2 NRF rating for 2022-2027. The National Research Foundation(NRF) is a...

A WSU alumnus who pursued acting to overcome his cripplingly shy nature has made minor inroads in the industry following a handful of features in some of the country’s leading television...

“As an institution, we need to stop thinking of ourselves as inferior to anyone, we are better because we work harder.” These were words uttered by Vice-Chancellor and Principal of WSU, Prof...

A personal development programme aimed at grooming and moulding future student leaders  culminated in at least 10 students receiving accolades for their noteworthy participation in an...

A Ugandan national who recently obtained his doctoral degree during WSU’s Spring graduation ceremony in November has vowed to use his newly-gained expertise to help enhance the quality of...

The WSU Directorate of Learning and Teaching, in collaboration with Student Affairs and the Library, recently hosted a certificate and award event in recognition of this year's best and most...

Walter Sisulu University is working on a multidisciplinary study that seeks to investigate the impact of COVID-19 on the girl child Education in the Eastern Cape. This is an engaged research...

Insect pests, especially major pests of cereal crops in sub-Saharan Africa, cause significant losses to cereal production at local and global scales according to the Walter Sisulu University...