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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 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.
Opinion 25 Jul 2017 14:12 pm
It's premature to conclude that the Guptas and Zuma are on the way out, especially in the light of the failure of law enforcement agencies to investigate, writes RAYMOND SUTTNER.
Opinion 17 Jul 2017 10:46 am
Why is it that the ANC is ambivalent about and has repressed memories of Chief Albert Luthuli? asks RAYMOND SUTTNER.