Zakia Salod

PhD Public Health Student

Curriculum vitae

Public Health Medicine

University of KwaZulu-Natal



  • The Undergraduate Toolkit
    • I was invited by Ms Kudsiya Cassim from The Renaissance Network and Dr Layla Cassim from Layla Cassim ERS Consultants CC in December 2021 to contribute to The Undergraduate Toolkit
    • I wrote my article (which is a mini-autobiography of me) entitled: 'NOOR: A Guiding Light - My career (and life) journey by Zakia Salod' - it is aimed to motivate and encourage students
    • The Undergraduate Toolkit is an e-book available to students online and on USB
    • The Undergraduate Toolkit was launched in South Africa on 22 April 2022
    • If you would like to purchase a copy of The Undergraduate Toolkit, please contact Ms Kudsiya Cassim on: or Dr Layla Cassim on:


  • One of the Top 21 Finalists of the 2021 JCI South Africa Ten Outstanding Young Persons of South Africa (JCI SA TOYP)
    • I was nominated and select as one of the top 21 finalists of the 2021 JCI South Africa outstanding young persons of South Africa for 2021 in the category of Personal Improvement and/or Accomplishment
    • I have been featured here: Ms Zakia Salod Personal Improvement and/or Accomplishment




  • Winner of National Hackathon ('Future Hack') in South Africa: Digital McKinsey and Facebook
    • The following was my entry which got me shortlisted for the hackathon: Oncology Crisis in Southern Africa . . . The Response: | Teleoncology | Artificial Intelligence |
    • Me and my team then won 1st position for a national Hackathon in South Africa, hosted by Digital McKinsey and Facebook
    • I was featured in the 'LexisPeople: Celebrating your stories' LexisNexis news of South Africa (I was working at LexisNexis South Africa at the time, but the hackathon was my personal initiative): please see my feature below:
Zakia Salod flies to Silicon Valley after winning Hackathon


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