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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 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.
Opinion 03 Jul 2017 17:04 pm
If we want to address the problems the country now faces, we need adequate tools for diagnosis, for making sense of the problems we encounter, writes RAYMOND SUTTNER.
Opinion 26 Jun 2017 15:37 pm
Have Zuma’s former allies recognised all the features that have made “Zumaism” problematic or do they see his leadership as problematic? by RAYMOND SUTTNER.
Opinion 05 Jun 2017 11:44 am
What may shock many of us is the amounts of money involved... in the pillage of resources needed to ensure the wellbeing of all our people.
Opinion 15 May 2017 16:08 pm
Unless the ethical flaws of individuals are addressed contextually, we will not find a remedy, writes RAYMOND SUTTNER.
Opinion 08 May 2017 11:11 am
The national dialogue may be an important vehicle for building a consensus over the shape of a post-Zuma era, writes RAYMOND SUTTNER.