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Invoking Nelson Mandela’s legacies as we celebrate democracy

Invoking Nelson Mandela’s legacies as we celebrate democracy

By: Raymond Suttner     29th April 2014 Nelson Mandela, generally viewed as the embodiment of South Africa’s democracy, was not always the genial, open-minded fatherly figure whose... 

Electoral silence on patriarchy speaks volumes

Electoral silence on patriarchy speaks volumes

By: Raymond Suttner     23rd April 2014 For anyone concerned about gender equality, it is significant that patriarchy is not being raised by any political party in their election... 

Suttner's View: 20 years of democracy – What went wrong? (Part one)

Suttner's View: 20 years of democracy – What went wrong? (Part one)

22nd April 2014 In this week's Suttner's View, researcher and analyst Professor Raymond Suttner discusses what's gone wrong in 20 years of democracy in South Africa. 

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The vote is a fundamental right, but democracy is more than elections

The vote is a fundamental right, but democracy is more than elections

22nd April 2014 Researcher and analyst Professor Raymond Suttner speaks to Polity's Motshabi Hoaeane about the fundamental right to vote. Click here to read... 

Suttner's View: Lessons of the life of Chris Hani

Suttner's View: Lessons of the life of Chris Hani

15th April 2014 In this week's Suttner's View, researcher and analyst Professor Raymond Suttner discusses the lessons South Africans can learn from the life of... 

How do we achieve democratic emancipatory politics?

How do we achieve democratic emancipatory politics?

15th April 2014 Polity.org.za's Motshabi Hoaeane speaks to Researcher and analyst Professor Raymond Suttner about how South Africa can achieve democratic... 

Why I do not say how people should use their vote

Why I do not say how people should use their vote 

By: Raymond Suttner     15th April 2014 The 2014 elections are held on the 20th anniversary of the advent of democracy.  Instead of celebration, the atmosphere is suffused with anger and... 

Politics without politics

Politics without politics

By: Raymond Suttner     9th April 2014 What is depicted as politics today sees the predominant areas of contestation being in relation to positions of power and wealth.  Consequently,... 

Is there a crisis and what can we do about it?

Is there a crisis and what can we do about it?

By: Raymond Suttner     8th April 2014 Researcher and analyst Professor Raymond Suttner speaks to Polity's Motshabi Hoaeane about the crisis in South Africa's politics. Click here to... 

Suttner's View: Defending constitutionalism

Suttner's View: Defending constitutionalism

By: Raymond Suttner     8th April 2014 In this week's Suttner's View, researcher and analyst Professor Raymond Suttner discusses the need to defend the Constitution of South Africa. 

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