The official Cape Town launch of a new book detailing the work of South African humanitarian agency Gift of the Givers will take place on Tuesday 28th October.
Imtiaz Sooliman and the Gift of the Givers: A Mercy to All tells the story of the establishment of South Africa’s only home-grown relief organisation and “Doc” – the inspiration, the adventures and the impact they have made in lives of people around the world.
“For years now we have been inundated by requests from the general public, academics, organisations, corporates, media and diverse members of society to capture the history of our origin, principles, values, evolution and development, detailing our expertise in disaster response and further highlighting some of the 20 other categories of projects that are not so extensively profiled,” said Dr Sooliman.
“For years we refused but finally submitted to gentle, persistent pressure from Louise Grantham of Bookstorm Publishers who echoed the sentiments of countless others that a book of reference on Africa’s largest disaster response agency had to be catalogued.”
VOC’s award winning journalist and current affairs presenter Shafiq Morton, was commissioned to do the research and write the book. Having interviewed Dr Sooliman regularly on the radio station and having travelled with his team on several of their missions, Dr Sooliman said he was in the best position to authenticate information independently.
The book was released in the first week of September and is available at Exclusive Books, Gift of the Givers offices, and on – line at www.kalahari.net, www.onthedot.co.za and on kindle.
The book launch take place at the Gift of the Givers Offices at 45 Noll Avenue, Rylands Estate, 1 km from the Melomed Medical Centre. The event will take place on Tuesday, 28 October 2014, at 8 pm and is open to all.
Tuesday will be the first event at which Morton and Dr Sooliman will be on the same platform. There will be a short power point presentation and a book signing activity.
To attend, please RSVP, for catering purposes. Call 021 638 7909 to rsvp. VOC