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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 17 Aug 2016 11:32 am
What we need from leadership is that they read the “signs of the times” and tell us what they see is necessary for the future, writes RAYMOND SUTTNER.
Opinion 08 Aug 2016 11:29 am
Is it correct to restrict our focus to the misfortune that Jacob Zuma’s leadership undoubtedly signifies for both the ANC and the country as a whole, writes Raymond Suttner.
Opinion 27 Jul 2016 12:24 pm
Raymond Suttner writes that he's no longer outraged by the DA's poster calling for South Africans to honour Madiba's dream by voting for the opposition party.
Opinion 20 Jul 2016 11:34 am
What needs to be understood is that one cannot effect change purely through public utterances of high profile individuals no matter how eminent they may be, writes Raymond Suttner.
Opinion 06 Jul 2016 06:18 am
What values from the struggle years should we be looking to retrieve in order to help build a bridge between those with voices and the voiceless?
Opinion 29 Jun 2016 13:34 pm
The ANC is now divided into warring groups fighting over loot. There’s no overriding binding set of values that can be invoked to call anyone to order.
Opinion 26 May 2016 12:21 pm
If we intend debating “ethical leadership” we need to clarify what such conduct means, so that we know what we are looking for writes Raymond Suttner.
Opinion 20 May 2016 10:52 am
If the finance minister was not a potential target of the Hawks and NPA it would have been wise and easy to say so, writes Raymond Suttner.
Opinion 06 May 2016 10:28 am
As South Africans call for Zuma to step down, we must be mindful of the errors of the past, writes Raymond Suttner.
Opinion 22 Apr 2016 08:07 am
Nkandla is emblematic of Zuma’s lack of integrity. We need leadership that takes responsibility for their actions and that is trusted, writes Raymond Suttner.