Over 6000 graduands to be “capped” during may online graduation
Owing to government’s national lockdown because of the Covid-19 pandemic, WSU will, for the first time in its history, conduct a virtual graduation ceremony scheduled to transmit on the institution’s official Facebook page on Friday 22 May. Set to be officiated by WSU Vice-Chancellor and Principal Prof Rob Midgley,... Read more
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
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
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
WSU project bolsters academic profile
WSU and the government’s Sector Education and Training Authority (SETA) bring to a close a project that has seen WSU bolster its academic profile by increasing research output, developing the curriculum and improving staff qualifications in the institution’s science, engineering and technology faculty. At the conclusion of the project... Read more
LTD head Prof Ndebele appointed to CHE national committee
A WSU academic executive is set to actively participate in the strengthening and tightening of the quality of teaching and learning in the country’s higher education sector following his appointment to the Council on Higher Education’s (CHE) National Standards and Reviews Committee (NSRC). WSU’s Learning and Teaching Development head,... Read more
WSU’s R200m university library wins award
WSU’s collaborative project, the Phyllis Ntantala Library is the recipient of this year’s South African Institute of Architects Border Kei Regional Award – the highest honour at its level. The Phyllis Ntantala Library is an R200 million joint initiative amongst the province’s biggest universities including the University of Fort... Read more
WSU embarks on R180m refurbishment
Walter Sisulu University is refurbishing teaching and learning facilities on all its four campuses to costs in excess of R180 million for building construction, ICT, residence and student infrastructure development. As the year 2019 comes to an end, the bulk of the projects have reached completion stage. At the... Read more
Researcher’s memory loss cure breakthrough
A new medical breakthrough by WSU’s pharmacognostic researcher, Dr Taiwo Olayemi Elufioye could help recover memory loss through a groundbreaking anti-aging drug discovery at the university. In her research study titled: “Metabolomic Profiling of Selected Medicinal Plants With Memory Enhancing And Related Potentials Using Direct Or Hyphenated Spectroscopic Methods”... Read more
WSU Alumni helps students to save with co-learning app
Walter Sisulu University (WSU) alumni, Silindile Ngwane and Simamkele Ndabeni have developed an educational application called Sesyme that could save students thousands of rands in textbook costs. The duo launched the two-months-old co-learning mobile application at WSU’s Mthatha campus on 25 August 2019. Silindile said the struggle of not... Read more