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Enver Surty Book launch

In Pursuit of Dignity – Enver Surty

“In Pursuit of Dignity” – authored by Enver Surty, served as MP, was a negotiator of the Bill of Rights,  served as Minister of Justice as well Deputy Minister of Education.

About the event
The book will be sold at the launch and the net proceeds will be held in trust for early childhood development of children with disabilities and promoting young black writers.
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“Even though I have known comrade Enver for more than 24 years, I found his vignettes both absorbing and interesting. I am acutely aware of his quiet and unobtrusive but critical interventions in the negotiations on the Bill of Rights. I have enjoyed the stories that cumulatively make a fascinating narrative of how cadres from different walks of life have given unstintingly of themselves to create a better tomorrow…”

Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa, President of the Republic of South Africa

“In Pursuit of Dignity” is a compelling and thoughtful collection of short stories that flows imperceptibly into a strong tale of a stalwart of our long struggle for freedom. From the narration, I admire his role as an activist attorney, his ready interaction with and spread out to surrounding communities and their struggles and his ultimate entry into the liberation movement.
Dikgang Moseneke, former Deputy Chief Justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa

“A riveting and compelling read. This is vintage Surty: committed, transparent, humble, witty and intelligent. This book is an insight into South Africa – today, yesterday and the future. There is so much to learn here: politics, constitutional law, family and social relations. A book from an insightful, truly amazing writer.”

Naledi Pandor, International Relations and Cooperation in the Government of the Republic of South Africa

Cape Town
Exclusive Books Canal Walk
Exclusive Books V&A Waterfront
Wordsworth Willowbridge
Exclusive Books Cape Town Airport
Exclusive Books Cavendish
Book Lounge
CNA Cape Town Airport Domestic Airport

Exclusive Books Nicolway
Bargain Books Krugersdorp

Exclusive Books Kolonnade

Exclusive Books Loch Logan

Exclusive Books King Shaka Airport
Exclusive Books Midlands (Pietermartzburg)
Hikmah online shop

We have launched the book in the following cities

  • Rustenburg – 23 April
  • DBE (Department of Education) Pretoria 24 April
  • Johannesburg 25 April
  • Erasmia 26 April
  • Durban 30 April
  • Unisa, Pretoria 28 August
  • Cape Town at the Old Assembly

Photo highlights


"In Pursuit of Dignity" – authored by Enver Surty. This book project is supported by Awqaf SA. #awqafsa #leadersandlegacies

Posted by Awqaf SA on Saturday, 27 April 2019

Johannesburg Livestream and photos

"In Pursuit of Dignity" – authored by Enver Surty and support by Awqaf SA

Posted by Awqaf SA on Thursday, 25 April 2019

DBE – Pretoria


"In Pursuit of Dignity" – authored by Enver Surty Book Launch picsSource: Department of Basic Educations Communications

Posted by Awqaf SA on Tuesday, 23 April 2019

Unisa, Pretoria

Source: Unisa

Livestream – courtesy Unisa


“Deputy Basic Education Minister Enver Surty launches book” Featured IOL: click here

Featured in the Laudium Sun: click here

Awqaf SA’s CEO: Zeinoul Cajee spoke to Inayet Wadee from Salaamedia about the book launch of “In Pursuit of Dignity”