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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 eventThe book will be sold at the launch and the net proceeds will be held in trust for the early childhood development of children with disabilities and promoting young black writers.Find out more: https://awqafsa.org.za/enver-surty/ “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 ...

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From the Spice Islands to Cape Town : The Life and Times of Tuan Guru.

The book forms part of the Awqaf’s Leaders and Legacies Project to honour our past & present leaders.   Muslims have been part of the struggle for human rights and  freedom since their banishment to Robben Island and other parts of the Cape  in the early 17th century. We recall the revered names of political prisoners  Tuan Guru, Shaykh Yusuf, Hadjie Matarim and others (May Allah be pleased with them) who made the ultimate sacrifice against Dutch and British colonizers and slave masters. About the author – Shafiq MortonSHAFIQ MORTON is an award-winning Cape Town-based photo-journalist, editor, surfer, and radio-TV presenter with decades’ experience.  He has covered South African stories such as the anti-apartheid campaign, the release of Nelson Mandela, the 1994 elections, and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. He has been on assignment in places such as Palestine, Libya, Somalia, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Jordan, Namibia, and Niger. In 2008 he won the National Vodacom Award in the community media section and the regional award in 2010. He is the author of four books, Notebooks from Makkah and Madinah (a Saudi Arabian travelogue), Surfing behind the Wall, My Palestinian Journey and Imtiaz Sooliman and the Gift of the Givers, A Mercy to All and From the Spice Islands to Cape Town: the Life and Times of Tuan Guru. Shafiq Morton About Tuan Guru Tuan Guru, which means “Master Teacher”, is the popular name of a hero of Cape Islam. His full name is Imam ‘Abdullah ibn Qadi ‘Abd al-Salam, which means that he was the son ...

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