A table groaning with delicious doughnuts, flaky croissants and enough koesisters to satisfy his sweet tooth. It may seem a little indulgent for breakfast but it’s not everyday Professor Salim Abdool Karim takes the morning off.
Still, this is a special occasion: his 60th birthday. And if anyone deserves a little downtime, it’s the good prof.
As government’s chief adviser on Covid-19 “Slim”, as he’s known to his friends, has been working around the clock – and he’s the first to admit trying to get a handle on the deadly virus has been a Herculean task.