WSU academic a solution to Mthatha medical crisis
Mthatha born Anaesthesiologist and academic, Professor Busisiwe Mrara, works outside her usual environment to supervise patient care before, during and after surgery alongside an anaesthesia care team at Nelson Mandela Academic Hospital. The Walter Sisulu University (WSU) head of department (Anaesthesiology) andPh.D candidate is committed to improving the health... Read more
Rhodes University graduate tackles mental health issues through podcast
By Luvo Mnyobe, Master’s in Journalism and Media Studies student After struggling with anxiety and depression in his second year, law student Tshepo Mantje decided to share his painful lessons with others through a podcast – turning a complicated subject into a positive experience. A recent LLB graduate, Mantje recounts... Read more
Mandela University researchers focus on national student entrepreneurship project
Business Management’s Prof Shelley Farrington, as local promoter, and masters’ student Riyaad Ismael as lead researcher, have been focussing on the identification and distribution of best practices in university-based student entrepreneurship support and creating a student entrepreneurship development tool. Their research forms part of an international collaborative project entitled... Read more
Internal investigation into alleged internal assistance to defraud WSU
An internal investigation has been commissioned following a report that Walter Sisulu University (WSU) employee/s may have assisted an outsider to defraud the University of over R1,6 million. Reports allege that the outsider may have been assisted by an employee or employees to divert funds meant for student allowances... Read more
WSU faculty empowers rural school towards medical degrees
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) over the last three years. The faculty went to a rural community to educate pupils about programmes... Read more
WSU studies the risk of cardiovascular diseases in babies born to african women on ARV treatment
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 Health of Children Exposed to Anti-Retroviral (ARV) Therapy. Cardiometabolic disease describes a spectrum of conditions beginning with insulin resistance, progressing to... Read more
Digital writing hubs key to successful blended learning
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 disruption to the teaching and learning project. One such intervention aimed at realizing WSU’s e-Learning and blended learning aspirations has been... Read more
Madibaz determined to continue Varsity Cup fight, says skipper
FNB Madibaz rugby captain Luyolo Dapula says they will continue the fight to land that elusive win after an agonising loss against Free State University in the Varsity Cup at the weekend. The Nelson Mandela University outfit, back in the competition’s top flight for the first time since 2018,... Read more
Developing a new generation of entrepreneurs and investors
The development of a new generation of entrepreneurs and investors, while at the same time guiding policymakers and the mining industry in the development of policies and strategies, are among the contributions and findings of PhD in Business Management graduate Talifhani Khubana’s study. Talifhani will graduate at Nelson Mandela... Read more
To the WSU Community and Media
Walter Sisulu University management (who ultimately have the responsibility to ensure secure and functional education), have continued to engage with the Institutional SRC, however, student protest has not ceased and an institution-wide shut-down has been declared by the Institutional Student Representative Council (ISRC). We now find ourselves at an... Read more

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