Deepening Democracy through Access to Information

Raymond Suttner

Unstable democracy

21st January 2020 At the inauguration of post-apartheid democracy, there were some fears for stability, though these related to the old regime and the far right and... 

ANC anniversary during a time of crisis

7th January 2020 There was a time when I would not have written about the ANC, on the eve of the 8th January anniversary statement. I would have waited to see what... 

Law and the legal profession in a democracy under attack

7th October 2019 I am a qualified advocate but have had very little practical experience.  I have more experience in working as an academic lawyer by day and as a... 


Reinvigorating our vocabulary for freedom and emancipation

7th October 2019 The publication of this article is part of a personal and intellectual journey rethinking my political understandings. I am particularly concerned... 

Build unity to defend democracy and advance an emancipatory future

26th September 2019 Despite making significant gains, in recovering state assets that were misappropriated during the Jacob Zuma era and restoration of legality, there... 

#Xenophobia #Rape and the crisis of credibility

12th September 2019 Recent weeks have been widely interpreted as representing crises for the Cyril Ramaphosa presidency, and it does not look like it will abate in the... 

CR17 funding and the quality of our democratic life

2nd September 2019 During the ANC and State Presidency of Jacob Zuma, one of the features of the organisation's changing character was the absence of debate, the loss... 

#CR17 campaign funding and the changes in our politics

21st August 2019 I am not in a position to assess the legality of the CR17 campaign funding released in media leaks and arising from the Public Protector's report... 

If the Public Protector ought to go, who will make it happen?

26th July 2019 Much public commentary since Monday 22 July has concerned the Constitutional Court judgment on the Public Protector (PP), Busisiwe Mkhwebane... 

The threat to democracy (part two) The EFF

16th July 2019 Last week the EFF crossed a threshold, in the violation of constitutional democracy, by approaching Pravin Gordhan at the speaker’s podium and... 

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