Can our Intellectuals Rise above the Constraints?

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 →

A Call for Socially Conscious Engineers

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 →

SONA 2015: Fracas in the House

Ben Turok writes on SONA 2015: "Let the good and wise leaders stand up!"  Published in the Sunday Times 22/02/2015.  I was not present in the National Assembly when the EFF was forcible removed but watched the scene on television. The pandemonium was awful, but what also struck me was the dismay on the faces of... Continue Reading →

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