Known for his pioneering work as a sports science researcher, Dr Habib Noorbhai, is set to release his very first book this month.
Noorbhai, 28, who won the Mr. South Africa title in 2016 and hails from Johannesburg, is set to launch his book Heart, this November.
The book looks at the roots of Noorbhai’s life (who is now based in Cape Town) and how we all are provided with the same platform to evoke a sustainable and innovative difference in the lives of others but each and every one of us has a different path/journey.
Structured in three parts, Heart tackles the inferior vena cava (the root to his life) before delving into what he calls the superior vena cava (the meat of his career). The final instalment (the aorta) looks at the way forward for the current Mr. South Africa and how one will find fulfilment from leading from the heart.
For Noorbhai, the aim of this masterpiece is to share and inspire people through his life journey prior to, and after Mr. South Africa.
“My root is different in life. It showcases the important lessons that I have learnt, together with the fundamental experiences gained as well as the challenges and hard yards that I have faced.”
He adds: “This is not an autobiography. Rather, it is a foundation of what’s more to come, therefore my foundation (book) is called Heart.”
Through his memoir, Heart, Noorbhai hopes to inspire as many as possible to live better lives and through the book, where he communicates the art of living through humanitarianism, working smart, loving, having a balance and knowing one’s purpose.
“When crowned as Mr. South Africa, I was also crowned as Mr. Heart, because of all the charity projects and initiatives conducted as a contestant. During my current reign as Mr. South Africa, I have embarked on a campaign called 365 days of Heart, where I conduct various types of charity work, social campaigns, outreach or social media posts to inspire and provide aspiration to the youth and society,” explains Noorbhai.
He adds: “The book will include #365heart themes as footnotes and headers on each page. I aim to provide quality reading material that readers can assimilate to and understand. Readers also have the opportunity to use the book as a diary to conduct acts of heart or random acts of kindness while reading updated stories of my life (1988 – 2017).”
Noorbhai hopes to make a difference in the lives of others, and this book will encourage others to do the same.
“If I can contribute towards five percent of difference making, then for me, that would be a significant contribution, and I continue aiming to give a 110 percent. I am just an ordinary guy attempting to do extraordinary things, with a foundation of heart.”
“Heart is a practical guide to inspiring and empowering people to take action in their lives that will positively impact themselves and others. Habib is able to use his own life experiences and journey thus far to create something that can be used by anyone anywhere.” ~ kindness.org
To launch the book, an intimate and exclusive event will take place at the Two Oceans Aquarium auditorium at V&A Waterfront on Monday 27 November 2017.
South African scientist and researcher, Professor Tim Noakes, who has written a foreword for Noorbhai’s book, is set to be the guest speaker on the launch evening.
Limited tickets for the launch are available for purchase, and can be done so from Quicket. Tickets prices range from R200 for the launch event and R350 (for the launch event and a copy of Noorbhai’s book).
Dr. Habib Noorbhai is a Researcher in Sports Science, a presenter, speaker and humanitarian. He completed a BA in Sport Psychology (UJ), Honours in Biokinetics (UKZN), MPhil in Biokinetics (UCT) and a PhD in Exercise Science at UCT.
In 2013, he was among South Africa’s top 100 brightest young minds and in 2015, he was nominated among Mail and Guardians top 200 young South Africans. He was also included in Fast Company South Africa’s Top 30 creative people in business for 2017. Habib also founded a non-profit organisation in 2013 called The Humanitarians, a volunteer-based organisation, whereby various community projects and programmes are conducted through sport, health, education, sustainability and innovation. These programmes are also conducted through Habib’s current reign as Mr. South Africa 2017 to spearhead change and making a difference in society.
The book, which will be available to the public from Monday 27 November, retails at R250 each and can be purchased in book stores nationwide, Amazon, Kindle as well as via Habib’s website: http://www.habibnoorbhai.com