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VIRTUAL WEBINAR CONVERSATION of the Biographical Sketch ofJustice Ismail Mahomed

AWQAF SA, THE PROJECT JUSTICE TRUST & AMAL (Association of Muslim Accountants and Lawyers)

Invites you to a VIRTUAL WEBINAR CONVERSATION of the Biographical Sketch ofJustice Ismail Mahomed the first Chief Justice of a Democratic South Africa

This is a Project justice Trust project supported by Awqaf SA

Enver Surty bio – the co-author

Mr. Mohamed Enver Surty is the Former Deputy Minister of Basic Education. In 2008, he was the Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development.

He is the co-author of “Ismail Mahomed – Liberating the Law” along with Quraysh Patel.

About the book – “Ismail Mahomed: Liberating the Law.”

The human rights legacy of former Chief Justice Ismail Mahomed features in a biographical sketch titled Ismail Mahomed: Liberating the Law.

Justice Mahomed was a philosopher of law whose insights and analysis brought about refinements in the law that enlarged the scope of freedom and dignity during apartheid. He spent his life in the service of law to establish justice, contributing to laying the foundation for human rights. As a fearless advocate he challenged immoral and repressive legislation and executive action, developing the common law, especially in the areas of administrative and public law. As a judge, he was at the forefront of a radical and visionary constitutional transformation.

Mahomed’s vision of a human rights culture pre-dated our transition to democracy. We are constantly reminded of his deep love for and understanding of the law, his unmatched oratory, his passion and his unwavering commitment to human rights.

The book comprises four sections:

·   Section one consists of a commentary, preceded by a foreword by President Cyril Ramaphosa;

·   Section two consists of perspectives of Mahomed by colleagues, friends and family;

·   Section three is a selection of his speeches that deal with a range of issues from philosophy to a Bill of Rights;

·   Section four identifies some of his illuminating judgments.

About Justice Ismail Mahomed

Justice Ismail Mahomed was South Africa’s first democratically appointed Chief Justice. Justice Mahomed was a philosopher of law and a man of towering intellect. He spent his entire life in service of the law and justice, contributing significantly to laying the foundation for human rights in our country.

As a fearless advocate he challenged immoral and repressive legislation and executive action, developing the common law, especially in the areas of administrative and public law. As a judge, he was at the forefront of a radical and visionary constitutional transformation.

Mahomed’s vision of a human rights culture pre-dated our transition to democracy. We are constantly reminded of his deep love for and understanding of the law, his unmatched oratory, his passion, and his unwavering commitment to human rights.

Event Details:

Saturday 20 February 2021
SA 2.30pm – 4pm (GMT+2)
Makkah GMT+3
Indonesia GMT+7
Malaysia GMT +8
Nigeria GMT+

Speakers

Enver Surty (Fmr Deputy Minister)
Adv. Aslam Bava, Adv.Mohamed
Shafie Ameermia (Fmr Commissioner – The South African Human Rights Commission)
Haroon Kalla (Chair Awqaf SA)
Zeinoul Cajee (CEO Awqaf SA)

MODERATOR: Rumana Mahomed

Free Webinar but Registration is essential

Enquiries: info@awqafsa.org.za

Related:

You may purchase the book from the following outlets:

The book cost R300

The Project Justice Trust Online shop – click here

Baitul Hikmah Online shop – click here

Iqra Agencies (Retail outlet)

Tangerine Street, Laudium, Tel: 012 374 2987