Rick Turner and his wife Foszia
Rick Turner and his wife Foszia

This Heritage Month, Independent Media is celebrating the 20 greatest women and men of KwaZulu-Natal. 

The focus is on iconic figures in the province, who through their activism changed the path of the Struggle against colonialism and apartheid. 

These are women and men whose legacy is an integral part of KZN's heritage. 

Each video interview is with someone who worked closely with the subject of the profile or an historian who has researched the individual.


Richard Turner, known as Rick Turner, was a South African academic and anti-apartheid activist who was assassinated by the apartheid state in 1978. Nelson Mandela once described Turner as a source of inspiration.

Political Bureau and Studio Independent