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Race denialism nurtures racism

Race denialism nurtures racism 

By: Raymond Suttner     26th February 2014 As with most transitions, South Africa’s hard work of rebuilding our society really began after the formal institution of democratic rule.  Racism... 

Politics of the red carpet and politics of the poorest of the poor

Politics of the red carpet and politics of the poorest of the poor 

By: Raymond Suttner     25th February 2014 How we name some thing or relationship or person is an exercise of power.   In South Africa today, we mark 20 years of democracy.  The way we make... 

Disillusionment with formal politics

Disillusionment with formal politics

18th February 2014 In this week's Suttner's View, Creamer Media's Motshabi Hoaeane speaks to researcher and analyst Professor Raymond Suttner about the growing number... 

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Loss of trust and legitimacy result in ungovernability

Loss of trust and legitimacy result in ungovernability 

By: Raymond Suttner     18th February 2014 The scale of protest currently under way in large parts of South Africa is comparable to the period of ungovernability under apartheid.  City Press... 

Countrywide risings – crisis of leadership

Countrywide risings – crisis of leadership

By: Raymond Suttner     12th February 2014 In this week's Suttner's View, Professor Raymond Suttner discusses whether a loss of trust and legitimacy will result in ungovernability in South... 

Are developments in NUMSA moving towards an emancipatory project?

Are developments in NUMSA moving towards an emancipatory project? 

By: Raymond Suttner     5th February 2014 NUMSA’s withdrawal of electoral support for the ANC will have a dramatic effect not only on NUMSA and COSATU, but also for the future of the... 

Realignments in South African politics

Realignments in South African politics 

By: Raymond Suttner     29th January 2014 Many South Africans long for something new and refreshing in the South African political landscape as a counter to the decadence and violence of... 

Mandela on trial – Its meaning for us today

Mandela on trial – Its meaning for us today

By: Raymond Suttner     9th December 2013 When Mandela was captured in 1962 the police did not know that he had been overseas for military training and that he was Commander in Chief of the... 

Nelson Mandela: becoming a freedom fighter

Nelson Mandela: becoming a freedom fighter

By: Raymond Suttner     9th December 2013 ‘I was not born with a hunger to be free,’ Nelson Mandela writes in his autobiography.  He immediately explains  ‘I was born free-free in every way... 

Questions about current politics 

By: Raymond Suttner     5th December 2012 South African politics today appear to be primarily concerned with the forthcoming ANC elective conference in Mangaung.  Repeated analyses of the... 

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