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Madibaz coaches take lessons from Olympics
Madibaz coaches Cheslyn Gie and Jenny Kingwill returned from the Tokyo Olympics with some valuable lessons under their belts as they continue to mould the young sportsmen and women of South Africa. Gie, the Madibaz Sport hockey manager, was assistant coach to the men’s hockey team, while Kingwill took... Read more
Young Madibaz outfit primed for Varsity Netball challenge
The SPAR Madibaz outfit will be banking on injecting youthful energy into their challenge when they compete in the Varsity Netball competition in Stellenbosch next month. After last year’s tournament was scuppered by the Covid-19 pandemic, the 2021 edition will take place at the Coetzenburg Indoor Centre from August... Read more
WSU Students’ Research Discovers Citrus Waste Can Preserve Maize
Research done by Walter Sisulu University students has led to the discovery of alternative ways in which citrus waste can be used as a pesticide in maize preservation. The PhD, Masters, and Honours students from the fields of Chemistry, Economics, and Zoology tested how citrus leaves and peels can... Read more
Strong Madibaz representation at Tokyo Olympics
With a total of five representatives included in the South African team, Madibaz Sport personnel will be eager to make an impact at the Olympic Games in Tokyo next month. Those who will be travelling to Japan for the world showpiece from July 23 to August 8 are water... Read more
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

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