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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...

Media coverage in South Africa regarding incidents of xenophobia and how such reports influence society’s attitudes towards foreign nationals has come under scrutiny in one WSU academic’s research...

Alcohol and substance abuse, relationship breakups and feelings of hopelessness are some of the leading contributing factors concerning suicidal thoughts among students, says WSU’s senior student...

WSU Vice Chancellor and Principal, Professor Rob Midgley attended the China (Zhejiang Province) – South Africa (Eastern Cape Province) Economic & Trade Exchange Forum to facilitate the signing...

An analytical chemistry graduate’s knack for creating explosive musical blends has seen Ndevana-born Ntando Kondo swapping his lab coat for a mic and mixer with great success over the last two...

A WSU convocation executive member and former SRC Mthatha campus president has underlined greed, arrogance and selfishness as the main threats to the complete and utter demise of the Ubuntu-centred...

A WSU Public Relations graduate has added yet another trophy to her ever burgeoning collection following her win at a municipal women’s business awards ceremony which took place in East London...

Genevieve McGowan a third –year Human Resource Management student in Butterworth Campus took part in the South African Board of People Practices (SABPP) National Top Student Recognition Awards and...

Walter Sisulu University Senior Student Development Practitioner and head of the WSU ENACTUS team, Nombulelo Blaai took home the administrator of the year award at the ENACTUS South Africa National...

The nature of our jobs is changing; it requires skills that will be essential in future, because the Fourth Industrial Revolution has impacted all spheres of life. International Computer Driving...

WSU research students gave arousing presentations on a herbal product tea by WSU’s professor Adebola Oyedeji at the Bio Africa Exhibition in Durban recently. Oyedeji has two different herbal teas,...

The Physiology Society of South Africa (PSSA) in collaboration with Walter Sisulu University continues its quest to empower the physiology industry through its Forty Seventh (47th) annual conference...

As we continue to celebrate women’s month, Walter Sisulu University also celebrates women breaking boundaries and taking up leadership roles in the institution. For many years, leadership roles...

As the figures of unemployment in South Africa continue to increase the National Youth Development Agency (National NYDA) is deteriorating the situation by training WSU journalism students to start...

A dream that they never thought could come true has become a reality for five Walter Sisulu University Tourism Management students, who will be traveling to China to participate in the Homestay in...

The personification of “Womandla” was brought to life last week when a WSU graduate who teaches English in South Korea cycled approximately 388kms in 5 days in what would turn out to be a most...

Walter Sisulu University has an opportunity to remodel and decolonise South Africa’s “apartheid based” Law degree so to accommodate all South Africans according to firebrand Advocate, Tembeka...

The second leg of the Student Accommodation Indaba held a dialogue about current student accommodation challenges and possible solutions to overcome these challenges, at the Queenstown Health...

A particular focus into one aspect of the state of health and wellbeing among WSU employees recently earned one of WSU’s academic managers a doctorate in Health Sciences during the institution’s May...

The National Electronic Media Institution of South Africa (NEMISA) in partnership with WSU hosted a research colloquium themed ‘Bridging the Digital Divide: Connectivity and Sustainable Centres in...

WSU Fine Art students display aesthetic patriotism through their alma mater’s namesake, Walter Sisulu and his wife Albertina themed pieces at the National Arts Festival in Makhanda. The art works...

A mass of bandaged penises, piled on a hospital stretcher made of a white bed-cover with two red stripes, flinched faces at the 2019 National Arts Festival in Makhanda (Grahamstwon). The provoking...

A WSU student’s decision in 2005 to take up boxing as a means of defence against a schoolyard bully has propelled him to heights far beyond his intentions to use the hobby as a means to stave off...

The WSU women’s basketball team will square up against a Mdantsane-based outfit on Friday 28 June ahead of the upcoming USSA National Basketball Championships set to kick off in Cape Town from 1-5...

After almost nine hours of hard bargaining by delegates in efforts to elect a new convocation president, Advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi emerged victorious at the WSU Convocation AGM held in Mthatha...

 The Water Research Commission ran a campus road show with Walter Sisulu University to familiarize new and upcoming project leaders with the process for research proposal submissions and...

A simple contraption used to lure and trap birds during a hunt served as the source of inspiration for a WSU lecturer’s winning piece during a prestigious national sculpting competition held in...

A modest-sized group of lecturers from WSU’s Buffalo City Campus congregated at the Chiselhurst Site in East London recently to share their different experiences in working with e-Learning tools...

Land is language and language is land according to the keynote speaker and renowned language Professor Ncedile Saule at the regional African Languages Association of Southern Africa (ALASA)...

WSU Buffalo City Campus Rector Dr Prince Jaca will add yet another high profile responsibility to his ever growing plate after being recently appointed to the Presidential Commission on the Fourth...

A budding businesswoman whose ambition knows no bounds is up for a prestigious national award for her heroics in leading social change through her exploits as an entrepreneur. WSU public relations...

WSU Vice Chancellor and Principal Prof Rob Midgley has committed to leading the charge in ensuring that the institution fulfils its duty in offering inclusive and equitable education for students...

Walter Sisulu University (WSU) and the Land Bank Insurance Company (LBIC) signed a twinning Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in 2018 that has seen to the enrolment of 20 postgraduate students into...

Upheavals arising from lack of depth that plagued the WSU All Blacks rugby squad during last year’s Varsity Shield competition are headaches of the past as this year’s team is the most balanced in...

WSU alumnus and reigning Convocation President, Zincedile Tiya was listed among the top 100 most influential young South Africans in the category of Law and Governance in the year 2018, according to...

Walter Sisulu University’s Komani Campus has invested in excess of R13-million into a new faculty building that will accommodate the influx of keen students enrolling at the budding campus. The new...

Department of Higher Education and Training deputy minister, Buti Manamela said WSU was at a better place in 2019 than it was last year during his national university registration visits. In the...

The great hall at the Whittlesea Site outside Queenstown was filled with excited students and parents on Saturday 18 January as the campus’s rector welcomed the students to the institution. “You...