Walter Sisulu University Mthatha Campus

Walter Sisulu University Mthatha Campus

Mthatha Campus Overview

Walter Sisulu University runs 186 academic programmes accredited by the Council of Higher Learning. WSU is a university of technology in Mthatha in the Eastern Cape.

The Mthatha campus of Walter Sisulu University has two delivery sites:

  • Nelson Mandela Drive
  •  Zamukulungisa Heights.


  • Commerce & Administration
  • Educational Sciences (one of the best in South Africa, offering an extensive range of programmes)
  • Health Sciences
  • Humanities, Social Science & Law
  • Natural Sciences

Mission Statement

  • Provide an educationally vibrant and enabling environment that is conducive to the advancement of quality academic, moral, cultural and technological learner-centred education for holistic intellectual empowerment, growth and effective use of information; Provide and maintain the highest possible standards in innovative learning and teaching, applied, basic and community-based research and community partnerships in cooperation with development agencies, the public and private sectors
  • Provide affordable, appropriate, career-focused and professional programmes that address rural development and urban renewal with primary emphasis on science, technology and development studies
  • Create a new generation of highly skilled graduates capable of understanding and addressing complex societal challenges, with critical scholarly and entrepreneurial attributes grounded on morally sound work ethics and responsible leadership

Notable Alumni

  • Nonkululeko Gobodo CA(SA), first black woman CA(SA) (BCom)
  • Terence Nombembe CA(SA), Auditor-General of South Africa from 2006 to 2013 (BCom 1982)


  • Academic Freedom: In line with our vision and mission as an accountable institution, we acknowledge our right to exercise academic freedom in a responsible way, in teaching and learning, in research and in community service.
  • Access and Success: We provide equitable access to higher and continuing education at all stages of adult life to students who have the potential to succeed.
  • Quality: We commit to institution-wide quality management, value and reward excellence and uphold and protect the integrity of the University.
  • Transformation: We are committed to addressing equity imperatives, diversity, and entrepreneurship and to democratic governance.
  • People Development: We are committed to the optimum development of the human resources potential and leadership capacity of all staff.
  • Caring University: We commit to mutual respect, ubuntu, humility, good citizenship, student centredness and endorse and uphold all principles of Batho Pele*.
  • Resource Consciousness: We commit to utilising the University’s resources prudently and responsibly at all times with a view to adding maximum value to the institution.
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