Ben Turok

What it takes to achieve a true revolution

This is an edited extract of the introduction to ‘Revolutionary Thought in the 20th Century’ (1980) edited by Ben Turok

What it takes to achieve a true revolution

This is an edited extract of the introduction to ‘Revolutionary Thought in the 20th Century’ (1980) edited by late anti-apartheid stalwart Ben Turok

“Independent” and “outspoken” Turok dies

The former ANC MP was known as one of SA’s foremost thinkers and an author of the Freedom Charter

​Fazela Mohamed must be replaced for parly ethics committee to move forward, says DA

On Thursday, the Western Cape High Court ruled in favour of the DA and its leader Mmusi Maimane and ordered the committee to be reconstituted.

Six critics of the ANC who may have pissed off Mantashe

ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe is not happy with former ANC leaders who "lambast the governments and parties they were once proud to serve".

The struggle is in the songs

Several artists are reminding us that protest music has always been at the heart of the revolution.

Notable political books of 2014

Okay, it was an election year, but 2014 saw ever more books on South African politics emerge. Shaun de Waal rounds up the most notable of them.

ANC MPs spring to Dina Pule’s defence

Ethics committee heads Ben Turok and Lemias Mashile were grilled by angry ANC MPs on why law enforcement was brought into the Dina Pule scandal.

Dina Pule: If I made a mistake, I’m sorry

The ousted communications minister cut a lonely figure in Parliament as she was castigated and fined for her role in the ICT Indaba scandal.

SAPS: Pule not involved in assassination plot

There is no evidence which suggests the involvement of Dina Pule in the alleged plot to assassinate top parliamentary officials, insists the police.

Turok assigned bodyguards over Pule investigation

Ben Turok had to be assigned bodyguards due to anonymous threats received while he was leading the probe into axed communications minister Dina Pule.

Turok: We were threatened during Pule investigation

Ethics committee chair Ben Turok says he and the committee registrar received threats against them while investigating allegations against Dina Pule.

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