Transformation in higher education institutions commended
Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande says the latest statistics, showing that more than two-thirds of students studying at the country’s higher education institutions are black Africans, is a cause for celebration. “It is very pleasing that despite our country’s difficult past, as well as the many challenges... Read more
Government pushes to increase student accommodation
Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande says government is making a major push to ensure much greater availability of decent, affordable student accommodation at the country’s public universities and colleges. Speaking on Tuesday, after answering a question on student housing from the Democratic Alliance (DA) in the National... Read more
Walter Sisulu University (WSU) was established on 1 July, 2005 in terms of the Higher Education Act No 101 of 1997, as amended. WSU, a comprehensive university, resulted from the merger of the former University of Transkei (Unitra); Border Technikon and Eastern Cape Technikon. The new university was named... Read more
08-05-2014 – WSU chancellor Dr Brigalia Bam is set to confer an honorary degree of Doctor in Accounting Science honoris causa upon one of the University’s most prominent alumni, Mr Terence Nombembe at the Mthatha ceremony on 14 May. Nombembe is a chartered accountant with 30 years of work and professional experience.... Read more
University accreditation paves the way for more Professional Accountants (SA) 26-03-2014 -SAIPA – the South African Institute for Professional Accountants – believes its moves to accredit tertiary-level accounting courses at nine of the country’s top universities* will help steer more graduates, more quickly, into a career in the accounting... Read more
Construction will begin later this month on a 240-bed student residence at Walter Sisulu University’s Nelson Mandela Drive campus. The first residence to be built at the university since WSU’s establishment in 2005, the R40 million project comes at a time when older Mthatha residences will also undergo much-needed... Read more
Fort Hare and Walter Sisulu universities are part of a consortium of tertiary institutions able to offer elements of the Bachelor of Economics degree in Local Economic Development (LED). The degree, offered by the University of the Western Cape, was officially launched by Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies... Read more
14-05-2012 -Legendary jazz musician Jonas Gwangwa has been conferred with his first honorary doctorate in music education by the Walter Sisulu University (WSU) at a graduation ceremony at the institution’s Mthatha campus today. An accomplished, versatile and celebrated jazz musician world-wide, Gwangwa joins WSU’s prestigious list of honorary graduates... Read more
WSU graduation May 2012
The media is invited to this year’s 7th WSU Annual Graduation Ceremonies taking place from Monday, 7 May until Saturday, 12 May 2012 where over 15,000 students, guests and parents are expected to attend. It also gives us great pleasure to announce that our esteemed WSU Chancellor, Dr Brigalia... Read more
Six of the eight Further Education and Training (FET) colleges in the Eastern Cape were “dysfunctional,” Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande said when he presented his Budget in the National Assembly. To attend to this, he said, JET Educational Services had been commissioned “to undertake a college-by-college... Read more

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