Promising local Covid-19 vaccine trial
Walter Sisulu University (WSU) and the North-West University (NWU) jointly announced “very promising first results” from preclinical trials on a new Covid -19 vaccine candidate.  The WSU Medical School has a rich history of producing quality medical doctors and nurses for the South African health system. The NWU, on... 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
People development & technology celebrate academic excellence
The exceptional academic exploits demonstrated by students in a BCC academic department were duly celebrated at an august affair hosted at the campus’ auditorium on Thursday 27 May. A handful of glammed-up students from the people development and technology (PDT) department who outshone their counterparts during the 2020 academic... 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
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
Varsity Cup recognition for Madibaz eighth man
FNB Madibaz loose forward Mihlali Mosi adopted a “never-say-die” attitude which led to him receiving significant recognition after the first block of Varsity Cup rugby matches during last week. The Nelson Mandela University outfit were defeated in their three fixtures, but Mosi was at the forefront of some fighting... Read more
“WSU Proud Custodians of EC Traditional Bead History”
It’s been 29 years since a highly-prized 3000-piece hand-stitched bead collection from the tribal nations of abaThembu, amaMpondo, amaMpondomise, amaXhosa amaBomvana and amaXesibe in the Eastern Cape was handed over to WSU for preservation.  Approximately two-thirds of the Broster Bead collection is made up of Xhosa beaded objects of... Read more

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