The Durban University of Technology (DUT) continues to commend all its essential workers for their dedication and commitment in providing services to the community during the COVID-19 pandemic. DUT’s Communications team’s Nikiwe Sukazi spoke to Ntsikelelo Nhlenyama, Development Officer at the Department of Student Housing and Res Life, Midlands Campus.
Q: Kindly tell me about your role at DUT?
A: “I am a Residence Development Officer at the Department of Student Housing and Res Life in the Midlands Campus.”
Q: How long have you been in that role?
A: “I have been in that role for a duration of 24 months.”
Q: Please describe yourself in a few words?
A: “I am a person who is fond to learn more. I like working with people as a team and I love working in a healthy environment.”
Q: How has it been working during COVID-19?
A: “Working under the COVID-19 conditions has been challenging because you really do not know whether today will be the day you contract the virus or not.”
Q: What is your take on the COVID-19 vaccine and its importance to the DUT community?
A: “Vaccines are vital to our mortality rate as a country, everyone should have no fear to vaccinate so that we can go back to living our normal lives.”
Q: What is your daily motivation?
A: “I am motivated by the need to keep on succeeding. In God I trust therefore I take life by the day.”
Q: Please take me through a normal day in your life?
A: “In a normal day I wake up, pray, have breakfast and get on the road to spend time with family or friends.”
Q: What do you like to do in your spare time?
A: “I like to travel during my spare time and mingle with family and friends. I am also passionate about music, and I do wish to record my own album one day.
Q: If you had one wish, what would it be?
A: “To grow in wealth, wisdom, revelation and great knowledge.”
Q: Do you have a mantra that you live by?
A: “Nothing is impossible with God. Therefore, I perform in sight of growing and advancing within any structure big or small.”