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WSU defends pursuit of excellence
The Council on Higher Education (CHE), the accrediting body for higher education institutions in South Africa, has reviewed 28 programmes offered by Walter Sisulu University, and the recent subject of a media furore, and found the allegation false. More specifically, it has been found the following programmes meet the... Read more
WSU granted R3.5 million to develop COVID-19 vaccine
A Memorandum of Agreement between Walter Sisulu University (WSU) and the Chemical Industries Education & Training Authority (CHEITA) was signed in November 2021 to conduct pre-clinical trials to test the efficacy of candidate COVID-19 vaccines which have been already developed. This comes after CHIETA boosted the university and the... Read more
CHIETA invests R3.5 million in Pan African vaccine development platform
A number of locally made candidate vaccines – including one for COVID-19 – received a boost recently after a landmark grant was awarded by the Chemical Industries Education and Training Authority (CHIETA). R3.5 million has been invested in much-needed research and skills transfer at Walter Sisulu University (WSU) and... Read more
WSU hosts Austrian medical students
Walter Sisulu University has kicked off its student exchange partnership with the first group of medical students from the University of Graz, Austria. The two institutions have a cooperation partnership which encompasses elements of personnel mobility, and the exchange programme, through which each university hosts medical students from the... Read more
Four basketball players selected to represent SA squad
Four WSU basketball players have dribbled their way into the national team after helping both the men’s and ladies’ institutional teams finish 9thout of 16 teams overall in the USSA Championships that were held in Pretoria recently. The quartet, Olebogeng Matabane, Keatlegile Ramorwesi, Sindiswa Mbiza and Giovanni Jaftha, are... Read more
WSU inaugurates its first female Vice-Chancellor
On Saturday the 9th of October 2021, WSU celebrated a significant event, by inaugurating its first female Vice-Chancellor at its Zamukulungisa Site in Mthatha. The guests, who included fellow academics, captains of industry, ministers and MECs, as well as traditional leaders, assembled at the Zamukulungisa Great Hall to bear... 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
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

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