The Annual Ben Turok Memorial Lecture: with Yanis Varoufakis

Keynote speaker Yanis Varoufakis, renowned radical economist and former Greek Finance Minister, will speak on Africa in the Face of the new Cold War and the West’s new colonial escapades

The annual Ben Turok Memorial Lecture marks the anniversary of the death of IFAA’s founder and former director, the struggle stalwart, Prof Ben Turok, who passed away on 9 December 2019. This is a tribute to an unrelenting critic of the abuse of power and all forms of injustice and discrimination; it is also aimed at keeping alive Prof Turok’s political legacy based on economic justice, socio-economic rights, redistribution, and political transformation.

Date:     30 November 2022

Venue: Bertha House, 67-69 Main Rd, Mowbray, Cape Town 7700

Time: 17:00 for snacks and ‘Friendly Propaganda Exhibition’. Proceedings begin at 17:45

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The Ben Turok Memorial Lecture comes at a time of crisis in our country and globally. The world faces an economic meltdown since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, which was unleashed before a start could be made on post-Covid recovery; the rise of the right-wing and populism; mounting poverty and food insecurity, intensified by global warming; and governance instability and moral collapse, especially in the world’s so-called super-powers.

At this time we remember Prof Turok and his legacy; his voice is needed now more than ever.

The Ben Turok Memorial Lecture is being held in collaboration with the University of the Western

Cape’s Institute for Social Development, Progressive International, Common Propaganda and Surplus

Radical Books.

IFAA thanks Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung for making this event possible.


5 Comments on “The Annual Ben Turok Memorial Lecture: with Yanis Varoufakis”

  1. I wish to know more about the Rosa Luxembourg Stiftung and the programmes profiled on particular social development programmes

  2. I’m an ANC veteran with a long standing admiration for the late comrade Ben Turok

    In recent years I’ve become very interested in Varoufakis – his writings & political action, in particular the PI

  3. Oom Ben Turok is an unsung internationalist, the most sincere activist, anti-colonial, anti-imperialist and anti- capitalist extractionst path of development.

    Oom Ben Turok Lives ❗✊️

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