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In Pursuit of Dignity – Enver Surty

“In Pursuit of Dignity” – authored by Enver Surty

Who is Enver Surty?
He is the son of the soil of Rustenburg, who has a long history of professional, social and political service to the community of Rustenburg, and the people of South Africa.

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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Guest Speaker
Angie Motshekga, Minister of Basic Education

“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, Minister of Higher Education and TrainingD

We hosted book launches in the following cities:

  • Rustenburg – 23 April
  • DBE (Department of Education) Pretoria 24 April
  • Johannesburg 25 April
  • Erasmia 26 April
  • Durban 30 April
  • Cape Town June (TBC)

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

The Pursuit of Dignity Book Launch

Johannesburg Book Launch "In Pursuit of Dignity" live from Suleman Nana Memorial Hall, JHB.

Posted by Awqaf SA on Thursday, 25 April 2019

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

Posted by Awqaf SA on Thursday, 25 April 2019

DBE – Pretoria

JHB Book Launch pics. Source: DBE

Posted by Awqaf SA on Thursday, 25 April 2019


"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


“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”