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About Zwakele Dumakude Speech Therapy

We are a private Speech Therapy practice based in 2 locations; Pinetown and Westville. Our Speech-Language Therapists have experience in the treatment of children and adults with speech, language and swallowing challenges. We combine evidence on best treatments with thoughtful individual care, to ensure the best treatment outcomes. We provide treatment at our practice, in schools, hospitals and rehabilitation centres around Pinetown and Westville.

Our Vision

To ensure that people from all walks of life know about & understand the benefits of Speech-Language Therapy.

Our Mission

To remediate swallowing and also communication difficulties by providing a professional customized service.

Our Values

Professionalism, Integrity and Ethical Decision Making, Evidence-based and Transparency.

Zwakele Dumakude

Founder and Senior Speech Therapist

Zwakele graduated and completed her Bachelor of Communication Pathology: Speech-Language Pathology honors degree at the University of KwaZulu Natal in 2016. She has since worked in the government sector when she completed her community service at Hlengisizwe Community Health Centre. During this time she also worked at RK. Khan Hospital under supervision and gained extensive experience in the public hospital setting. Zwakele then worked at Isipho Sethu LSEN School in Vosloorus (Gauteng)
She moved back to Durban and worked at Ethembeni School for the Physically Challenged and visually impaired where she gained a wealth of knowledge in the area of severe communication difficulties. She then secured a position at Interface KZN which is a non-profit organization that offers support to children and adults with little or no functional speech by providing AAC. Zwakele still works very closely with Interface KZN and also sees adults who have been affected by strokes and head injuries at Headway Natal (also a non-profit organization). Zwakele enjoys spending time with her family and having a lekker braai. She is also a Christian and loves going to church.

“Zwakele was excellent! I can’t say enough good things about her skill set in providing my son therapy. My son is now speaking in full sentences and he comprehends concepts for his age well."

Amanda Grace


"We have been extremely pleased with our son’s progress. Zwakele has really made attempts and was extremely successful working with him as he grew and developed over the years. Zwakele really has a way with kids and it comes natural with her."

Ntokozo Luthuli


"Zwakele was awesome with my granny! She was always so positive and knew when to push her and when not to. My granny used to become very irritable and upset when w efinish her sentences hoping that we are helping, all that was gone when we saw Zwakele's techniques."

Shantal Varathan

Grand Daughter
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