Basic Education Deputy Minister, Mr Enver Surty, has just released his debut book, titled In Pursuit of Dignity, which has succeeded in drawing attention amongst a wide variety of South Africans across various sectors.
During the Rustenburg launch on 23 April 2019, the book kept Deputy Minister exceedingly occupied as readers lined up for the author’s signature, as well as photographic opportunities with this enigmatic politician. Deputy Minister Surty is currently embarking on a four city launch to Rustenburg, Pretoria, Johannesburg and Durban.
Deputy Minister Surty announced that the net proceeds of the book will be donated as an endowment for the benefit of the early childhood development of children with disabilities and the promotion of young black writers.
On In Pursuit of Dignity, Mr Surty explained: “This book is a culmination of recreational writing over several years, most of which was written whilst travelling between Johannesburg and Cape Town. In conversation with friends, I gradually came to the realisation that I had something to communicate, specifically, my experiences and perspectives of momentous occasions in which I was one of so many participants”.
The author uses the memoir to depict the contributions made by various political figures in the fight against the Apartheid Regime. He further outlines the importance of human dignity and social cohesion in a non-racial and non-sexist society in building a united South Africa.
Basic Education Minister, Mrs Angie Motshekga, applauded Deputy Minister Surty on the release of his book, saying that it would add value to the education system as it acknowledges the importance of strengthening quality education at Early Childhood Development (ECD) level. Minister Motshekga then thanked Deputy Minister Surty for having been her pillar of strength in improving quality education in the country, and described him as “someone with a sharp sense of humour and a strong character who always treats people with respect and humanity”.