Last month I posted about the suspension of Dr. Anthony Turton by CSIR. Tony is a world-renowned South African water expert, as well as a friend and colleague.
Some of his colleagues have established an electronic petition in his behalf. You can also access more information about the case at the petition’s WWW site.
Here is the petition’s statement:
I support the petition against the suspension of Dr. Anthony Turton by the CSIR and demand an explanation from the CSIR for actions so deeply offensive to academic freedom, human rights, scientific investigations into both the quality and scarcity of water no less than to South Africa’s good name and, ultimately, Dr. Turton himself and demand that the CSIR drops all punitive action against Dr. Turton, unless it has reasons considerably more substantive than the ones it has made public.
“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson