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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 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.
Opinion 05 Apr 2017 15:44 pm
There must be careful consideration of how this crisis can be used to regain the legitimacy of public institutions, sullied during the Zuma presidency, writes RAYMOND SUTTNER.
Opinion 22 Mar 2017 13:58 pm
To break out of the current political crisis citizens need to develop new political configurations that will win broad support and recover the hope from 1994, by RAYMOND SUTTNER.
Opinion 07 Mar 2017 12:56 pm
The ANC may pay a price electorally but ethically they are betraying the deep trust that had been earned by previous generations of freedom fighters, by RAYMOND SUTTNER.
Opinion 01 Mar 2017 11:47 am
Raymond Suttner says to describe killings, lootings and other assaults directed at foreign migrants as 'criminal' is sophistry and denies what is happening in our midst.
Opinion 07 Feb 2017 09:31 am
There’s little indication that candidates in the ANC succession race will address issues concerning those who haven’t benefited greatly in post-apartheid SA. by RAYMOND SUTTNER.
Opinion 24 Jan 2017 09:56 am
The DA may never hold the ANC constituency on a sustainable basis, if it appears soft on racism and insufficiently empathetic towards those who remain poor. by RAYMOND SUTTNER.
Opinion 17 Jan 2017 13:04 pm
At this point in time neither candidate appears to enjoy majority support and it is possible that an unsatisfactory compromise candidate will be settled on writes RAYMOND SUTTNER.