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Student Services & Development Midlands Campuses

Fathima Haffajee
Director Student Services & Development
Registered Educational Psychologist

Tel: 033 845 8814
Location: J109 Riverside Campus

Student Services Staff

The division seeks to support the academic endeavor by providing effective student services that enhance the quality of student life.

Students Services comprises of five departments, namely the Student Counselling and the Development Centre (SCDC), Student Life and Development, Student Health and Sports.

Student Counselling & Dev Centre
Tel: 033 845 8828/8900
Fax: 033 845 8867
Email: /
Location: J-103/104 Riverside &
Student Services Office Indumiso
Student Life
Tel: 033 845 8809
Fax: 033 845 8871
Location:H-109 Riverside
Student Health
Tel: 033 845 8811
Fax: 0866758995
Location:J-108 Riverside
Tel:033 845 8984
Fax: 033 845 8873
Location:Indumiso Sports Centre

Student Counselling and Development Centre

The primary purpose of the student counselling and development centre is to provide relevant and appropriate information training, counselling, assessment and consultative services in the interest, wellbeing and development of Durban University of Technology students and staff and prospective students.


  • Personal counselling
  • Psycho educational training
  • Academic support
  • Campaigns
  • Career programs
  • Community outreach
    • VCT services
    • HIV/AIDS Educational Programmes
    • Increasing the profile of HIV/AIDS
    • Integrating HIV/AIDS into the curriculum
    • Peer Education Program and HIV/AIDS awareness campaigns
    • Care and Support for infected students
    • Promote and enhance the wellness of students and staff at DUT

Student Life

Your guide to student life

To support a governance framework for student activities and to offer opportunities for co curricular learning and engagement, while promoting sound social and leadership skills.


  • Equip student leadership structures with skills for effective and efficient functioning
  • Promote effective Student Governance
  • Promote accountability and cooperation
  • Coordinate and facilitate student leadership capacity development
  • Serve as a consultative service for students on various developmental issues
  • Initiate and participate in external networks for delivery of the above

The Student Governance and Development department also coordinates and facilitates the activities of the following student organizations:

  • SRC
  • SCO
  • HASO
  • ATEZ
  • ISO
  • YWN

Student Health

Your guide to student health

To provide professional primary health care services to registered students in order to enhance the quality of life and support the goals of teaching and learning.


  • Treatment of minor ailments
  • Health education
  • Reproductive health
  • Treatment of sexually transmitted infections
  • Voluntary counselling and testing for HIV/AIDS
  • Treatment of opportunistic infections
  • Emergency care
  • Supervision of medication
  • Referrals

Sports Department

Your guide to sports

To provide a service that encourages recreational and competitive sport and promotes excellence in performance and administration, thereby motivating the DUT community to develop active and healthy lifestyles.

Sporting codes available at DUT Midlands:

  • Aerobics
  • Athletics
  • Basketball
  • Cricket
  • Dance
  • Football
  • Hockey
  • Karate
  • Netball
  • Table Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Weight Training
  • Squash

Sporting Facilities:
Indoor Facilities:

  • Basketball Court
  • Karate Room
  • Table Tennis Room
  • Volleyball Court
  • Weight Training room
  • Squash Court

Outdoor Facilities:

  • Basketball Court
  • Cricket Nets
  • Cricket Fields
  • Hockey Fields
  • Netball court
  • Tennis court
  • Soccer Field

Student Services Midlands Campuses

The staff of the Student Services and Development are trained to assist in all queries in a professional manner. If you are experiencing problems that you need assistance with, or need further information on the services offered contact the relevant department via the contact details above. Alternatively visit one of our professionally trained staff members in the relevant departments.
We look forward to hearing from you.

Student Services Staff