Prof. Turok speaks to Zenzile Khoisan. The full text is reprinted below. Johannesburg - Legendary academic and parliamentarian Professor Ben Turok believes South Africa is in crisis and urgent interventions are required to prevent the fallout in a country that’s “tinder waiting to burn”. On the saga surrounding the R246-million upgrade of President Jacob Zuma’s … Continue reading Interview to IOL News: SA a tinderbox waiting to burn
Below find Prof. Turok's presentation to a roundtable on The Role of Intellectuals in the State-Society Nexus. The event was convened by The Mapungubwe Institute (MISTRA) and Liliesleaf on 4th March 2015. I am asked to respond to the paper by Joel Netshitenzhe. This is always a pleasure since he has played a magnificent intellectual role … Continue reading Can our Intellectuals Rise above the Constraints?
Please read below for news, updates on our activities and upcoming events. Partnerships Partnership with the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) IFAA has confirmed a partnership agreement with the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa to conduct policy research on the mineral value chain in South Africa. Our findings will be produced in … Continue reading IFAA Monthly Update: March 2015
Remarks made by Prof. Turok at the Colloquium on Beneficiation hosted by the Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry. The Colloquium took place between 27 August-4 September 2014 in Parliament, Cape Town Click on the following link to download: Towards a Joined up Economy
Prof. Turok's address for the graduation ceremony of the Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment (2014). "Engineers must be mindful of the socioeconomic impact of their work." It is a great honour for me to speak at my old alma mater, particularly to engineering graduates. On my first day as an engineering student and at … Continue reading A Call for Socially Conscious Engineers
The Confucius Institute of the University of Cape Town has invited IFAA to co-host a high level Colloquium on China-Africa relations with Ben Turok as Programme Director. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, Chairperson of the African Union has been invited to deliver the keynote address, top officials are coming from China and from the African continent and … Continue reading IFAA and UCT Confucius Institute: China-Africa Colloquium