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Raymond Suttner

CR17 funding and the quality of our democratic life 

By: Raymond Suttner     2nd September 2019 During the ANC and State Presidency of Jacob Zuma, one of the features of the organisation's changing character was the absence of debate, the loss... 

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#CR17 campaign funding and the changes in our politics

By: Raymond Suttner     21st August 2019 I am not in a position to assess the legality of the CR17 campaign funding released in media leaks and arising from the Public Protector's report... 

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If the Public Protector ought to go, who will make it happen?

By: Raymond Suttner     26th July 2019 Much public commentary since Monday 22 July has concerned the Constitutional Court judgment on the Public Protector (PP), Busisiwe Mkhwebane... 

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The threat to democracy (part two) The EFF 

By: Raymond Suttner     16th July 2019 Last week the EFF crossed a threshold, in the violation of constitutional democracy, by approaching Pravin Gordhan at the speaker’s podium and... 

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The threat to democracy (part one) – the Public Protector

By: Raymond Suttner     15th July 2019 Much of the media has been dominated over recent weeks by controversy surrounding reports of the Public Protector (PP) on the conduct of President... 

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Marking June 16 this year

By: Raymond Suttner     18th June 2019 Visiting any mall or reading advertising inserts in South African newspapers or emails from various commercial outlets, one learns that June 16 is... 

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New cabinet and constructive support for the “new dawn”

By: Raymond Suttner     3rd June 2019 Many people welcomed the removal of Jacob Zuma as State President and provided constructive support (and criticism) for the Cyril Ramaphosa-led... 

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Cyril Ramaphosa’s choices, constraints and the question of trust

By: Raymond Suttner     20th May 2019 For some time, it has been clear that the ANC operates with at least two contesting centres of power. On the one hand there is that centred around... 

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The judiciary, State capture and the future

By: Raymond Suttner     14th May 2019 Many democrats are wary of an unelected judiciary entering the political fray by deciding cases that have significant political implications. The... 

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How do we understand democracy and human freedom?  

By: Raymond Suttner     6th May 2019 Is South Africa a liberal democracy and if so, does that provide the quality of freedom that we require? What is the democracy that we celebrate on... 

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