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Raymond Suttner

ANC crisis may foreshadow its demise and deepen state turmoil

21st November 2022 There is little doubt that the ANC is on the way down and we will see its gradual demise. It is not something I would have predicted some time back... 

Ekurhuleni defeat sounds alarm bells for ANC and for democratic stability

10th November 2022 It is well known that proportional representation (PR) voting systems are more likely to lead to coalitions than “first past the post”, pure... 

We cannot emerge from the SA political crisis if we mischaracterise it

31st October 2022 Carol Paton published a recent opinion piece, unfortunately behind a paywall on News 24... 

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Albert Nolan – memories of a non-believer

19th October 2022 I first met Albert Nolan when I emerged from prison in 1983. I was then a Communist, although it was illegal to be one and I didn't admit that in... 

No lifeline to people-unfriendly coalitions. Strengthen wider democratic possibilities! A reply to Pierre de Vos

10th October 2022 There is much preoccupation with coalitions as “the future” of South African politics, with study visits and much media focus on the question.... 

We need to find an escape from “choiceless democracy”

3rd October 2022 I have an aversion to being a political spectator and have been involved in politics since my youth in the 1960s, first in the Progressive Party... 

ANC governments caused the problems: they cannot be the ones to resolve them

19th September 2022 The country is in the grip of a range of crises that need to be resolved if democracy is to be salvaged, and people are to be rescued from hunger,... 

Freedom and xenophobia do not belong together – Freedom must be defended and xenophobia banished

5th September 2022 The revocation of the Zimbabwe Exemption Permit (ZEP) which would have expelled thousands has now been postponed until June 2023. Clearly Home... 

Widespread xenophobia and cowardly acts against Zimbabweans must be combatted by all democrats

29th August 2022 Migration between states of southern Africa has a long history, crucial to the development of mining in South Africa and the sheltering of freedom... 

The murder of Abahlali’s Lindokuhle Mnguni is part of a broader attack on our constitutional order that must be repelled

24th August 2022 The murder of Lindokuhle Mnguni, the 24th leader of Abahlali baseMjondolo to be gunned down, has met with indifference on the part of the state and... 

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