Dr Safura Abdool Karim
Distinguished Fellow, CAPRISA
Safura Abdool Karim is a public health lawyer whose research focuses on using the law to improve health outcomes. Safura is currently a pupil advocate at the Johannesburg Society of Advocates and Group 621 under the mentorship of Lerato Zikalala.Safura has an LLB from the University of Cape Town and an LLM in Global Health Law, with a focus on public health law from Georgetown University. She is currently pursuing her PhD in Law at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. Safura previously worked at a top 5 law firm in Sandton and was a clerk to Justice Leona Theron at the Constitutional Court. She has also worked at notable health law organizations such Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids and the O’Neill Institute. Safura also led the policy and legal work at PRICELESS, a research unit based at the Wits School of Public Health, spanning topics of nutrition, diet-related NCDs, health technology assessment and COVID-19.