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Raymond Suttner

Voting and other action needed to recover our democracy – Part Two

By: Raymond Suttner     15th January 2024 There is no ready-made pathway that will easily empower citizens and other residents to better their lives in accordance with the Constitution and... 

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Crisis of Electoralism: Do you have a civic duty to vote in South Africa today? – Part One

By: Raymond Suttner     9th January 2024 With elections this year, and most polls predicting the ANC may for the first time since 1994 lose its status as the majority party nationally,... 

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Xenophobic attacks repudiate freedom. They must be stopped!

By: Raymond Suttner     27th November 2023 The bodies may not have even been recovered from the Albert Street fire before Minister in the Presidency, Khumbudzo Ntshaveni issued a statement... 

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New forms of hope and collectivity for universal emancipation in South Africa (Collective and social hope – Part two)

By: Raymond Suttner     21st November 2023 Where do we look for a new form of collectivity for universal emancipation in South Africa? If it’s necessary to build a new collective in place of... 

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Rugby World Cup. A one-time aspirant rugby Springbok reflects on the significance of the victory – Part Two 

By: Raymond Suttner     7th November 2023 When I got to university, one of the highlights of the year was the InterVarsity rugby match between UCT and Stellenbosch. By that time, I was... 

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Rugby World Cup: A one-time aspirant rugby Springbok reflects on the significance of the victory – Part one 

By: Raymond Suttner     6th November 2023 “The events of the past six weeks are an incredible tribute to the transformation of a symbol that once represented raw Afrikaner nationalism and... 

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Demoralisation, passivity and hope – Part Two 

By: Raymond Suttner     31st October 2023 “… It’s important to emphasise that hope is only a beginning; it’s not a substitute for action, only a basis for it. ‘Not everything that is faced... 

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Crisis, despair and harnessing hope – Part One  

By: Raymond Suttner     30th October 2023 We are living in a time when every second analyst or academic or forecaster advances a plan as to how we can extricate ourselves from the present... 

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South African crisis: despair, hope and the prophetic – Part Two 

By: Raymond Suttner     17th October 2023 What does one do to improve our conditions? When one reads about the notion of hope, some of it is in dense theoretical books (as in Ernst Bloch’s... 

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South African crisis: Addressing despair, hope and the prophetic – Part one 

By: Raymond Suttner     16th October 2023 The atmosphere in South Africa in October 2023 is one of pervasive despair, a sense of depression and disillusionment, that things are bad and will... 

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