• This website is a joint project between South African History Online and the Rick Turner family. sahistory.org.za

Welcome to the Richard Turner website

On 8 January 1978 Richard Turner was shot through a window of his suburban Durban home and died. He was a passionate lecturer pioneering the teaching of radical political philosophy and an advisor to the National Union of South African Students (NUSAS). Turner encouraged political activism by whites in the aftermath of the 1969 departure of Blacks from NUSAS. The South African History Online, an NGO organization, together with the Turner family have compiled a special website (the Richard Turner Website) in commemoration of the life of this remarkable visionary, academic, political activist and philosopher. January 8, 2008 marks the 30th anniversary of his death.

Visionary academic who inspired a generation of young activists (student's movements) and helped galvanize the labor movement's resurgence before his assassination in 1978. read more
There are two articles written by Richard Turner's daughter for the 30th anniversary of the death her father ... read more

A brief chronology of Richard Albert David Turner. read more
A gallery of photographs of Rick Turner, his family, newspaper articles (headlines), and letters... read more
His writings includes all his published, unpublished, articles on Turner, book reviews, memorial lectures, and etc. .. read more