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Surty, Mohamed Enver (Deputy Minister)
 
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Position: Deputy Minister of Basic Education
 
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Cape Town
Tel: 021 465 1701
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Fax: 021 465 3569
Email: debeer.c@doe.gov.za
Postal Address: Private Bag X9023
CAPE TOWN
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Street Address: 120 Plein Street
Floor 2 Room 272
CAPE TOWN
Western Cape
 
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Tel: 053 998 4068
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Street Address: No. 3 Setlagole Shopping Complex
  Vryburg Road (N18),
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Parliamentary Career
Current: Mr Mohamed Enver Surty is Deputy Minister of Basic Education of the Republic of South Africa from 26 May 2014.
Past: Practised as a laywer in Rustenburg 1977-1999; Attorney for COSATU affiliates, especially NUM; involved as a negotiator of the Bill of Rights for the ANC
Political Career:
Current: ANC PEC North West; ANC Provincial Working Group North West; ANC NEC Constitutional Affairs Subcommittee; ANC NEC Social Transformation Subcommittee; ANC Task team on the NNP.
Past: Practised as a laywer in Rustenburg 1977-1999; Attorney for COSATU affiliates, especially NUM; involved as a negotiator of the Bill of Rights for the ANC
Membership:
  Mr Surty was admitted as Attorney in 1977 and practised as an attorney and human Rights Lawyer in Rustenburg from 1977 until 1994. He became a Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development of the Republic of South Africa from 25 September 2008 to 10 May 2009. He also served as a member of Parliament in the Senate and its successor, the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) from 1994 until 2004. He was a member of the Management Committee of the Constitutional Assembly and negotiator for the ANC on the Bill of Rights for the period 1994 to 1996. He joined the National Assembly and redeployed to the NCOP as Chief Whip from 1999 to 2004; and served as Deputy Minister of Education of the Republic of South Africa (before split) from 29 April 2004 until 25 September 2008. He has been Deputy Minister of Basic Education of the Republic of South Africa from 11 May 2009 to date.
Education: Mr Surty holds Bachelor of Arts degree from University of Durban-Westville in 1973, Honours degree in Philosophy in 1974, Proc degree from University of South Africa (UNISA) in 1977. He also completed an LLM degree in Constitutional Litigation from University of the Western Cape (UWC) in 1996 and Postgraduate Certificate in Higher education.
Personal Interests: Cricket; soccer; squash; reading.
Other: Civil society is crucial for fostering public support and ownership of our education system thereby enhancing its legitimacy and sustainability.

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