WSU students produce 2,000 masks in Covid-19 battle
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 production project is manned by thirteen students and their lecturer, Ms Nomonde Peter, who commended the students’ dedication to their craft. “We initially... Read more
Joy as Madibaz rugby returns to Varsity Cup
Director of sport Yoliswa Lumka and rugby manager Ntsikelelo Ngcakana have paid tribute to the FNB Madibaz team for their efforts in earning promotion to the Varsity Cup competition. After two years of playing in the Varsity Shield, the Nelson Mandela University outfit have returned to the top flight... Read more
Academic, sport focus produces worthy graduates
Madibaz squash mentor Jason le Roux believes a sensible combination of academic focus and sporting ambition can produce graduates worthy of making an impact on society. The 37-year-old coach, who is also a leading player, has had an influential role in Nelson Mandela University’s squash fortunes since he moved... Read more
Africa’s generational wealth through indigenous knowledge IP
African indigenous knowledge systems along with other rural innovations could yield generational wealth for Black communities through Intellectual Property (IP) applications and commercialization, according to WSU’s Technology Transfer Manager, Dr. Ncebakazi Galada. WSU will playits role to educate, equip and encourage its community and general public on the value... Read more
Mandela Uni student to represent SA at international talent competition
Reasons to be Proud – #R2bP: First year Public Management student, Siviwe Dyubhele, has been selected to represent South Africa at the International Model and Talent Association convention, scheduled to take place in New York in July. The International Modelling and Talent Association (IMTA) is a platform for up-and-coming talent... Read more
Astronomers stumble upon unexpected features in a distant galaxy
An international team of astronomers, including astronomers from Rhodes University, has uncovered unusual features present in the radio galaxy ESO 137-006, using MeerKAT.  Launched in 2018, the South African MeerKAT radio telescope aims to answer fundamental astrophysical questions about the nature of objects in the Universe. It is a... Read more
Madibaz await key Varsity Cup rugby decision
The FNB Madibaz rugby team will be awaiting the decision of the Varsity Cup organisers with bated breath after having a successful season halted in mid-stride by Covid-19. The worldwide outbreak of the coronavirus and the subsequent hold on all sporting events saw the Nelson Mandela University’s Varsity Shield... Read more
Yabelana app to benefit communities
Eastern Cape communities do not have to fear that they will be left out in the cold during the 21-day lockdown period announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa. All the information they need will be available by downloading an app on their mobile phones. The Yabelana (Xhosa for ‘to share’)... Read more
WSU Francis Hyera talks Covid-19
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 Eurocentric disease. According to Hyera who was recently appointed Eastern Cape’s Covid-19 Public Health Medicine Consultant and Advisor, Africans... Read more
Successful online tutorial to aid learning and teaching
The Accounting Sciences Department at Mandela University has just piloted an online tutorial project to promote online learning in their department. Staff members Tarish Jagwanth, Lee-Ann MacPherson and Feroza Oliveria in conjunction with e-technologist Andrew Thuo, conducted extensive research from the start of the year and recently the first-ever... Read more