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Raymond Suttner

Professor Raymond Suttner, attached to Rhodes University and UNISA, is an analyst on current political questions and leadership issues. He writes a regular column and is interviewed weekly on Creamer Media’s Suttner is a former political prisoner and was in the leadership of the ANC-led alliance in the 1990s. He blogs at

Opinion 13 Nov 2017 15:29 pm
We need to re-commit ourselves to entrenching the principle of non-violence as the basis for our relations between the inhabitants of the country, writes RAYMOND SUTTNER.
Opinion 23 Oct 2017 12:15 pm
File: Police Minister Fikile Mbalula's exhortation the controversial amaBerete police unit to 'crush (criminals) balls' did not impress political analyst RAYMOND SUTTNER.
Opinion 18 Oct 2017 13:21 pm
SA should look also beyond the formal political sphere for leaders with vision, integrity and an ability to listen, writes RAYMOND SUTTNER.
Opinion 18 Sep 2017 09:37 am
The future democracy we need to build must safeguard constitutional institutions and accountability of people in these institutions.
Opinion 11 Sep 2017 17:20 pm
South Africans will get no closer to rebuilding their democratic lives if their plans are based on illusory options and solutions, writes RAYMOND SUTTNER.
Opinion 05 Sep 2017 13:47 pm
Without agreements of partners, coalition relationships won’t last and the possibility of forming a coalition at a national level in 2019 will be slim, writes RAYMOND SUTTNER.
Opinion 28 Aug 2017 11:56 am
'Speaking out or being 'outspoken' or being a dissenter or a 'dissident' is not inherently brave or justifiable, writes RAYMOND SUTTNER.
Opinion 22 Aug 2017 07:05 am
It was wonderful having this beautiful little creature with me. Its head smelt like a baby and it had no one else in the word besides me. I called him “Jail Bird” or “JB”.
Opinion 07 Aug 2017 09:58 am
Citizens need to remedy the failure of representative institutions to perform their duties to call errant leaders to order, writes RAYMOND SUTTNER.
Opinion 31 Jul 2017 14:40 pm
Part of rebuilding our democracy is to recover the culture of debate, with our without the main political parties help, writes RAYMOND SUTTNER.