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Years of immense pain and strife dissipated into insignificance, at least for a moment, as an orphaned WSU graduate ravaged by abandonment issues ascended the graduation stage recently to attain her...

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...

‘Overwhelmed, Excited and Motivated’’ were words used by WSU Alumni, Zisanda Poswayo, who came out reigning as the first-runner-up at the Entrepreneurship Development in Higher Education (EDHE)...

The WSU department of Student Development and Support Services (SDSS) has instituted a 12-week-long learning programme aimed at unearthing and developing an entrepreneurial mindset within the...

Directorate of Learning and Teaching (DLT) in the Mthatha Campus hosted a graduate development event where WSU Alumni from various fields equipped final year students with strategies to navigate...

Walter Sisulu University alumnus Justice Mandisa Maya (57), the president of the Supreme Court of Appeal of South Africa, and Justice of the Constitutional Court Mbuyiseli Russel Madlanga (59),...

WSU Fine Art Graduate Sibaninzi Dlathu walked away with a merit prize of R10 000 after making the top seven in this year’s Sasol New Signatures Art competition held on 11 November at the Pretoria...

WSU will see a 75-year-old student graduate for a Master’s Degree in Education during the upcoming spring graduation ceremony on 16 November in Mthatha. The Cape Town-born Notozi Jennifer...

  Students from WSU’s electrical engineering department at Buffalo City Campus were left stunned as a model from one of the world’s premier electronic car manufacturers “danced” its way into...

WSU Medical Biochemistry Researcher, Dr Hannibal T. Musarurwa’s work is centred around investigating whether the potency and effectiveness of plant extracts from the Wild Coast can be affected as...

The Mthatha Student Representative Council (SRC), Student Affairs Department in partnership with Liquor Board and KwaMyaluza Security Services hosted a sports carnival in October. The sports...

Walter Sisulu University has kicked off its student exchange partnership with the first group of medical students from the University of Graz, Austria. The two institutions have a cooperation...

  Structural and systemic challenges underpinning the great sporting successes of WSU were laid bare in an engagement session aimed at producing sustainable and workable interventions that...

Four Walter Sisulu University students and two employees recently represented the university through participation as facilitators in the 2021 Robben Island Museum spring school. The student team...

WSU Journalism graduate and Gospel singer, Siphokazi Sondishe, has been making waves on social media and digital music streaming platforms after independently releasing three singles on Friday 29...

Over sixty male students at Walter Sisulu University’s Komani Campus recently took a binding pledge to immortalize their solidarity with South African women burdened by the scourge of gender-based...

WSU women in leadership in collaboration with the Student Development and Support Services held a rigorous discussion on the barriers that prevent women from participating in politics at the...

Strategically positioned to contribute to the development of the agricultural economy in the eastern side of the Eastern Cape region, WSU extended its community engagement efforts after opening...

Over fifty WSU academics from the Faculty of Educational Sciences gathered in October for a three-day workshop geared towards equipping unpublished Faculty academics, as well as Masters and PHD...

WSU’s new Vice-Chancellor & Principal flaunted Eastern Cape’s rich heritage in a romantic juxtaposition between amaXhosa oral history and couture to aesthetically deconstruct longstanding...

As Walter Sisulu University rebrands as an African university, a team of researchers from the Anthropology Department and Chemistry Department recently unveiled an Indigenous Knowledge Systems...

The relationship between WSU and alumni entrepreneurs continues to grow significantly and one case in point is, 0077 Multimedia, who were recently procured by the institution to provide...

WSU has been named the best institution of higher learning in Human Resources Management (HRM) by the South African Board for People Practices (SABPP). The announcement was made on Wednesday 13...

The Covid-19 pandemic has stripped naked the severe marginalisation of women seeking access to educational opportunities in rural Eastern Cape communities, according to a Walter Sisulu University...

Family Physician and Senior Lecturer at WSU’s Department of Family Medicine, Doctor Madeleine Muller has published a thrilling crime-fiction novel set in one of South Africa’s Most notorious...

Four WSU basketball players have dribbled their way into the national team after helping both the men’s and ladies’ institutional teams finish 9th out of 16 teams overall in the USSA Championships...

Walter Sisulu University Football Club has officially announced the signing of 12 new players into the team in preparation for the forthcoming 2021/2022 O.R. Tambo regional league. WSU Football...

The Entrepreneurship Development in Higher Education (EDHE) programme of the Department of Higher Education, in collaboration with Universities South Africa (USAf), presented their annual Student...

In its sixteen years of existence, Walter Sisulu University has played a crucial role in academically developing rural Eastern Cape; producing a skilled workforce and formidable community leaders...

An executive from the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) has called on WSU to place young people front and centre of the institution’s strategic academic research goals as it heads into...

The unforgettable heroics of Africa’s first black man who won gold at the 2012 London Olympic Games still linger at the back of the WSU team’s minds whenever they pick up a rowing...

A group of Residence Mentors from Komani Campus were imbued with new insights into leadership and mentorship roles during a workshop programme by the WSU Students Affairs Department...

  On Saturday the 9th of October 2021, WSU will celebrate a significant event, by inaugurating it first female Vice-Chancellor at its Zamakulungisa Site in Mthatha. The guests, who include...

“The ingredients of Gender Based Violence are: erasure of a girl child and feeding the ego of a boy child.” These were the assertions of UCT student affairs department Executive Director Pura...

In a partnership that was molded through a common goal in attempts to create a feasible learning environment for WSU students, the SRC recently lent a helping hand to unfunded students at the...

The Walter Sisulu University Directorate of Research Development and Innovation (DRI) has developed an Academic Mentoring and Coaching Framework aimed at fast tracking the acquisition of critical...

Four WSU Students from the Department of Information Technology Systems, in the Faculty of Economics and Information Technology Systems, have secured spots in the Pan African Information...

Walter Sisulu University lecturer in the Faculty of Management Sciences, Dr Anthony Kambi Masha is one of the contributors to a book titled Fundamentals of Research in Humanities, Social Sciences...

Though they had their unbeaten five-game winning streak unceremoniously snapped in the section C netball final of the University Sports South Africa (USSA) championships, the WSU netball team has...

WSU has welcomed the Eastern Cape Liquor Board (ECLB) to conduct alcohol awareness campaigns on the University’s four campuses with hopes of creating awareness around issues of alcohol...

Walter Sisulu University’s Dr Dominic Abaver has alerted the pupils and parents around the Mthatha region about the Human Papillomavirus to assist the Eastern Cape Department of Health (ECDoH) in...

  Approximately 26 of BCC’s smartest and most influential students are set to champion a ground-breaking residence-based peer mentorship programme aimed at ultimately improving the...

As a result of a successful testing stage, the Govern Mbeki Mathematics Development Center (GMMDC) in collaboration with Walter Sisulu University recently launched the GammaTutor device, a...

A few months after their heroics at this year’s edition of the FNB Varsity Shield competition, six WSU All-Black rugby players donned the famous green, white and brown of Border to represent the...

A NSFAS team possessing various administrative expertise will descend upon WSU this September to conduct a deep-dive exercise aimed at alleviating different aspects of the university’s...

At least three WSU boxers will have an opportunity to duke it out for national colours this coming October following their impressive exploits at a provincial boxing tournament held in Peddie...

One of the country’s most decorated scholars recently laid down the proverbial gauntlet at the feet of WSU and challenged the institution to do its part in seeking solutions that will see poor...

Walter Sisulu University aims to uplift the rural Eastern Cape (EC) province through its ground-breaking research on Local Action Groups (LAGS) and their role in promoting rural economic...

WSU can confirm with great sadness and regret the passing of one of our students from the University’s Buffalo City Campus on Monday, 30 August, 2021. A fellow student fatally stabbed the...

Walter Sisulu University’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Institutional Support; Dr Prince Jaca proudly owned the University’s contribution to digital skills development in rural Eastern Cape, much to...

Major improvements in Walter Sisulu University’s financial systems and internal controls have earned the institution its second consecutive unqualified audit opinion on its financial statements...