Welcome to The Abu asvat Institute - THE PEOPLE’S DOCTOR

We have set out on a quest for true humanity, and somewhere on the distant horizon we can see the glittering prize. Let us march forth with courage and determination, drawing strength from our common plight and our brotherhood. In time we shall be in a position to bestow upon South Africa the greatest gift possible – a more human face. Steve Biko

Who Was Dr. Abu Bakr?

Who Was Dr. Abu Bakr?
Dr. Abu Barker Asvat (Hurley as he was affectionately know to his friends) was indeed a rare and amazing person. We are thankful to have had the good fortune for him to walk amongst us. A true son of the people.

BRIDGING THE DIVIDE

BRIDGING THE DIVIDE
The walkers at the Road Naming Gathering on Human Rights Day 2013, twenty four years after the killing of Dr Abu Asvat in his Soweto surgery, happily followed the way from Nirvana Drive in Lenasia to join Chris Hani Drive in Soweto.

SHERINA DESAI

SHERINA DESAI
As we celebrate the 10th Anniversary of our Annual Memorial Junior Cricket Tournament, we deem it relevant to outline the commitment and selflessness of an individual who has contributed to our success.

SISULU FAMILY

SISULU FAMILY
The Sisulu family congratulates the Abu AsvatIstitute for a decade of dedication and commitment in hosting a successful tournament every year. Through your efforts, hundreds of young people have benefited and the precious memory of Abu has been kept alive in a way he would have liked best.

ASVAT FAMILY

ASVAT FAMILY
It is an extraordinary pleasure to be able to mark the tenth year of the hosting of the Abu baker Asvat tournament, and I can’t think of a better place to do it, then here. A living memorial that reflects my fathers love of cricket. A recognition how sports can break divisions and foster lasting bonds.

ZED NDAMANE

ZED NDAMANE
TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR It was mid-winter in July 2005 when I embarked on a short trip from Johannesburg to Potchefstroom, now known as Tlokwe.