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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 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.
Opinion 09 Jan 2017 12:41 pm
The event has become ritualised and emptied of the content that used in the days of struggle to inspire many with visions of their freedom, writes RAYMOND SUTTNER.
Opinion 30 Nov 2016 20:15 pm
It is unprecedented in the time in which we live that government and ANC leaders should risk their personal fortunes in order to stand up against the President. By RAYMOND SUTTNER.
Opinion 15 Nov 2016 11:11 am
RAYMOND SUTTNER looks at where the ANC has gone wrong over the past few years and how South Africans should rally to build the country up again.
Opinion 10 Nov 2016 15:46 pm
The removal of President Jacob Zuma should be seen as part of a broader process of democratic engagement, writes RAYMOND SUTTNER.
Opinion 03 Nov 2016 09:08 am
Following a series of blights on President Jacob Zuma's career, including the State of Capture report, RAYMOND SUTTNER asks what's next?
Opinion 27 Oct 2016 10:11 am
Beyond the removal of Zuma and his shrinking coterie, what is the plan, what is the vision that is offered? What is it that we want for South Africa now? By RAYMOND SUTTNER.