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PROVIDING ESSENTIAL SERVICES TO THE DUT COMMUNITY IN THE TIMES OF A PANDEMIC

PROVIDING ESSENTIAL SERVICES TO THE DUT COMMUNITY IN THE TIMES OF A PANDEMIC

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 Sharon Mbalo, Procurement Officer at DUT. 

Q: Kindly tell me about your role at DUT?
A: “I am a Procurement Officer at the Durban University of Technology.”

Q: How long have you been in that role?
A: “At DUT, it has been seven years but my overall experience in Procurement has been 13 years.”

Q: Please describe yourself in a few words?
A: “I am a passionate person, loud, loving and God fearing.”

Q: How has it been working during COVID-19?
A: “It has been very difficult, my anxiety levels are always high.”

Q: How do you deal with the fear of contracting COVID-19 and losing loved ones due to this virus?
A: “I observe all protocols and check on my parents every day, I also take my medications more regularly and steam often.”

Q: What is your daily motivation?
A: “It starts with a prayer.”

Q: Please take me through a normal day in your life. 
A: “I get locked in the office for the duration of doing my work and leave immediately after I have done so, and I also continue to work when I get home.”

Q: What do you like to do in your spare time ?
A: “There’s really no spare time when you have kids, but I try to rest when I get the chance.”

Q: If you had one wish what would it be?

A: “To be able to see my kids grow, we live in fear of not waking up the next day.”

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