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A third-year mechanical student from WSU’s Buffalo City Campus strut and charmed her way to ultimate glory after being crowned “Queen Majesty” at this year’s edition of the Miss Universities...

In his contribution to a recently published collection of international research papers, WSU’s Director: Internationalization of Post-Secondary Education and Training, Valile Dwayi presents a bird’s...

WSU hosted, Professor Benedicta Nkeh-Chungag, on the enquiring topic: “Are cardiovascular diseases a cause for concern in people of African ancestry?” Professor Nkeh-Chungag is a Dean of the...

The University of Johannesburg has appointed ICT expert and WSU alumna,  Xoliswa Kekana, as their new Chairperson of Council. Kekana is the founder and CEO of ICT-Works and has championed...

Walter Sisulu University has welcomed a generous donation of over R4.5 million from Steinmüller Africa to relieve the burden of WSU’s student debt amounting to R1.5 billion.   According...

Spaces at WSU now display several decorative art pieces produced by Mbuyiseli Tshwati who decided to use his artistic skills to honour Walter Sisulu University (WSU) for employing him for more than...

The Walter Sisulu University Faculty of Natural Sciences has again established another  research collaboration with the Technical University of Graz. The long-term research collaboration of...

Medical Orthotics and Prosthetics (MOP) graduate, Siphosethu Mgwili has established a company to improve the lives of people living with disability through improved, functional, and affordable...

Through his poem titled Inkwenkwezi, second year Bachelor of Education student, Luyolo Vukuza won first prize at the Dr Phyllis Ntantala, and Prudence Mabele Public Lecture hosted by the University...

The Walter Sisulu University residence unit has sought to eradicate the persecution of students who identify as non-gender-conforming through fostering conversations that enforce an acceptance and...

WSU Associate Professor in Accounting Sciences, Professor Joseph Akande, together with his collaborators, Daniel Gbadebo and Oluwatobi Adekunle won the Best Paper Award at an African Accounting...

The food security challenge remains an urgent need as long as the human race exists because of the continuous pursuit of food. Food security challenge is understood to be an agricultural...

Researcher, Nokubonga Mbanzi was capped as the first-ever PhD graduate in the WSU Faculty of Natural Sciences during the 2022 spring graduation that was held in the Mthatha Campus in October. The...

Mthatha Campus Chess Club beat the odds at the 2022 Intervarsity tournament held in Komani, collectively gathering a total of four medals. The team, captained by Thobile Mdumdum walked away with...

WSU Acting Head of Department in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine and Certified Medical Orthotist/Prosthetist, Luphiwo Mduzana has received an opportunity to travel to Scotland to gather...

As part of Walter Sisulu University’s strategic plan implemented in 2021, which sets to respond to societal needs through its core business, Lucky Ndzoyiya and Victor Mitiki, set out to lend a...

  Walter Sisulu University’s second-year Bachelor of Accounting Science student, Luyanda Yolani Nkomo, has decided to overcome her fears and focus on raising breast cancer awareness through...

WSU fourth year Social Sciences student, Philile Maseti, has used his good writing skills to earn himself a networking opportunity after winning in the SA-Sweden Essay Competition. The Faculty of...

  WSU’s Convocation Executive recently converged in Johannesburg for its Annual General Meeting - an occasion that was preceded by a heated debate around the implementation of faculty...

WSU in collaboration with the World Food Programme recently commemorated World Food Day in the company of agricultural experts who drew focus on vulnerable food security systems in the Eastern...

A comparative analysis between the pre and post-pandemic state of the Hospitality industry by Dr Vikelwa Nomnga was jolted by the detrimental impact of the Covid-19 shutdowns that saw WSU...

The WSU Council recently welcomed five new members to its ranks amidst a series of programs aimed at educating and conscientizing the new cohort on university council-related matters. The newly...

Department of Sociology lecturer, researcher and author, Dr Nelly Sharpley, together with deputy executive director in Inclusive Economic Development (IED) at Human Science Research Council, Prof...

Image: Kevin Sutherland WSU Council Chairperson, Advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi has been recommended by President Cyril Ramaphosa for appointment to the Judicial Service Commission...

The month of September commenced with the Council Statement of, 06 September 2022, which sets the tone and pace for Walter Sisulu University’s   consultation and engagement...

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...