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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 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.
Opinion 24 Apr 2017 19:06 pm
The principle of non-violence or respect for peace has not been adequately instilled in the consciousness of South Africans. By RAYMOND SUTTNER.
Opinion 18 Apr 2017 19:39 pm
The country is in the throes of multiple crises but no significant debate or contestation is evident in the ANC, including for the forthcoming policy conference. RAYMOND SUTTNER.
Opinion 12 Apr 2017 10:13 am
The ANC no longer welcomes open debate for it is now held together by patronage and corruption rather than common values, writes RAYMOND SUTTNER.