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Phakimpilo Programme
Serve Life

Food insecurity is a complex phenomenon affecting numerous South

African households. DUT, as a microcosm of South Africa’s larger society, is also

impacted by this problem. To help alleviate some food insecurity issues

of DUT students, the Institution is engaging with civil society partners to assist

students who have not received funding or are awaiting funding.


To provide interim support for DUT students in the form of food parcels or vouchers.


If a student does not have food, physical and psychological effects are evident, which, in turn, impact on the academic performance of the student. In counselling, it is difficult to assist with a student’s emotional well-being if their physical

basic needs of hunger are not met. Not all students are funded by NSFAS, especially in their first year of studies. Students come from rural and povertystricken backgrounds in the hope of becoming the first in their family to obtain a university qualification. Many who have received help from this project have gone on to graduate.


Candice Leith – DUT Student Counselling and Health

Tel: 031 373 2158 | Email:

Thokozani Sithole – Midlands

Tel: 033 845 8900/2282 | Email:

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