Prof Anis Mahomed Karodia - Unsung hero
Prof Anis Karodia’s contribution to South African politics, social issues, education, agriculture and veterinary science and research has been an astounding journey against all odds.
Diagnosed with cancer in February 2006 and undergoing chemotherapy treatment, he registered for a PhD at the NWU and completed the degree within two years – testament to his resilience and zest for life.
Prof Karodia was a public servant for 33 years, working in the provincial governments of North West Province and Limpopo in the Agriculture and Education departments.
During his time in the North West Education Department, he played a sterling role in the transformation of the NWU through the amalgamation of teacher training institutions with the university.
He lectures Healthcare Management at MBA level in Durban and is a full-time researcher at the Regent Business School. Prof Karodia is involved in several outreach programmes to train prisoners in KwaZulu-Natal.
The accomplishments of Prof Karodia are too many to list. He is a community-driven philanthropist who since his days as a student activist in the Struggle has served the people of South Africa with passion and commitment.