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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 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.
Opinion 14 Oct 2016 13:00 pm
Acting ethically entails a choice and Luthuli was very conscious of the need to choose to do what he considered to be good rather than evil, writes RAYMOND SUTTNER.
Opinion 10 Oct 2016 13:24 pm
We have a culture of impunity for those who act irregularly to enrich themselves, provided they enjoy the protection of and offer loyalty to the president. by RAYMOND SUTTNER.
Opinion 04 Oct 2016 09:42 am
There remain a range of issues beyond the consequences of losing an academic year that are not addressed by deciding to open the universities, writes RAYMOND SUTTNER.
Opinion 19 Sep 2016 11:08 am
RAYMOND SUTTNER says there's a growing sense that the ANC may be in the process of disintegration. He looks at the threats facing the party.
Opinion 06 Sep 2016 12:29 pm
If the DA performs better in the metros than the ANC did, the "nightmare" that the ANC faces is that it might not regain control of them, writes RAYMOND SUTTNER.
Opinion 26 Aug 2016 12:14 pm
The pursual of the finance minister by the Hawks could have dire consequences for the economy. Yet President Jacob Zuma appears not to care, writes RAYMOND SUTTNER.
Opinion 22 Aug 2016 08:29 am
RAYMOND SUTTNER looks at the implications of a worst case scenario for the ANC and how they should address it should it happen.