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Professor Raymond Suttner

Betraying the liberation struggle: ANC ‘renewal’ is empty and we already have an alternative vision for South Africa

By: Raymond Suttner     21st June 2022 The ANC has betrayed the oppressed people of South Africa, with whom it once enjoyed a close relationship of trust. Talk of renewal is empty, with... 

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The crisis of today goes beyond the future of Cyril Ramaphosa and may affect that of the state

By: Raymond Suttner     13th June 2022 The crisis surrounding President Cyril Ramaphosa’s game farm robbery ought not to distract our focus from the wider state crisis. The Zuma era... 

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Remedying our crises must include relative autonomy and professionalisation of public service

By: Raymond Suttner     6th June 2022 Rebuilding a state that works for all the people cannot be conceived purely at the level of clean ups and ‘orange overalls’. The need for a... 

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Murder of Nokuthula Mabaso - another Abahlali killing with impunity?

By: Raymond Suttner     16th May 2022 This week end the shack dwellers movement, Abahlali baseMjondolo buried another leader, Nokuthula Mabaso, murdered in front of her children.... 

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Let’s call ANC/state criminality what it is: Treason

By: Raymond Suttner     9th May 2022 This week Nokuthula Mabaso, a leading Abahlali baseMjondolo figure was gunned down. This is the 23rd hit on Abahlali members, with only one case... 

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Popular power, insurrectionism and their legacies

By: Raymond Suttner     28th April 2022 Both popular power and insurrectionism were important, albeit controversial components of the ANC-led struggle against apartheid. Both have some... 

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ANC crisis derives not purely from indifference to the poor but also an absence of debate

By: Raymond Suttner     19th April 2022 The ANC-led alliance’s indifference to the plight of the poor and those marginalised in a range of other ways has been repeatedly noted. Given this... 

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The EFF, the judiciary and the necessity to still be freedom fighters

By: Raymond Suttner     11th April 2022 The EFF thrives on outrageous statements, as in their recent attack on the judiciary as having been captured. The EFF does need our attention... 

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People in government are not listening to the cries of pain. They no longer hear them

By: Raymond Suttner     28th March 2022 Certain basic qualities are needed for a political movement to win the trust of the people. One of these is simply to listen very carefully to what... 

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ANC renewal will remain an empty slogan- a new political configuration is needed

By: Raymond Suttner     16th March 2022 “Renewal” has become a priority for the ANC, following election setbacks. It is, however, unlikely to represent a meaningful rupture with the... 

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