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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 23 Apr 2018 10:22 am
The issues over which people protest in North-West and in many other cases relate to the diversion of funds, towards which they have contributed as tax payers.
Opinion 05 Apr 2018 08:31 am
RAYMOND SUTTNER takes a look at what is needed to recover democratic and transformational values and practices, in the ANC and the country at large.
Opinion 19 Mar 2018 09:40 am
Many were shocked to learn of another toddler drowning in faeces in a pit toilet last week. The need to remedy these conditions meets with indifference. By RAYMOND SUTTNER.
Opinion 27 Feb 2018 09:31 am
To what extent will the government's choices be transformatory and to what extent will they set limits on bettering the lives of the poor, asks RAYMOND SUTTNER.
Opinion 19 Feb 2018 08:50 am
While he is obviously identified with corruption and state capture, Jacob Zuma also represented a form of “warrior masculinity”, that was conducive to violence. By RAYMOND SUTTNER.
Opinion 12 Feb 2018 09:35 am
It is important for the ANC and South Africa that Zuma leaves the political scene and it may be necessary to compromise in order to achieve that, writes RAYMOND SUTTNER.
Opinion 22 Jan 2018 14:00 pm
Raymond Suttner argues Cyril Ramaphosa's election has not yet seen the removal of Jacob Zuma as ANC president.
Opinion 15 Jan 2018 09:15 am
Divisions within the DA’s own ranks have now emerged on a very intense basis, writes RAYMOND SUTTNER.
Opinion 04 Dec 2017 08:44 am
The ANC of ideas has more or less disappeared, writes RAYMOND SUTTNER.
Opinion 28 Nov 2017 08:58 am
Recent developments in Zimbabwe have left many observers reeling with the speedy removal of Mugabe from state power. By RAYMOND SUTTNER.