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Raymond Suttner

The ANC and future without the ANC  

By: Raymond Suttner     2nd October 2017 The violence in the ANC Eastern Cape elective conference shocked many people, even though violence (and murder) has become a common feature of the... 

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Decolonising project: what is the place of ubuntu?

By: Raymond Suttner     26th September 2017 The process of pursuing decolonisation of the colonial and apartheid knowledge and cultural projects, often relates to retrieval of the... 

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Zuma and allies under pressure: what way forward for the country? 

By: Raymond Suttner     18th September 2017 We are in a very confusing moment of post apartheid politics. At one level much of the support base around President Jacob Zuma is under attack or... 

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December ANC conference: what are realistic expectations?

By: Raymond Suttner     11th September 2017 Most commentators and sections of business see December 2017 as a decisive moment for the country, insofar as someone other than Jacob Zuma is... 

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Are DA-led coalitions sustainable now and into 2019?

By: Raymond Suttner     5th September 2017 In last year’s local government elections the ANC nearly fell below 50% of the national vote. It lost three major metros, in addition to Cape Town,... 

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Ruth First, validating dissent and building a democratic consensus

By: Raymond Suttner     28th August 2017 On 17 August 2017, the 35th anniversary of Ruth First’s assassination was marked at the University of the Witwatersrand with a panel discussing... 

Raymond Suttner meets Bertie Joubert, formerly a sergeant at Johannesburg Prison

“Jailbird”, Sergeant Joubert and me

By: Raymond Suttner     21st August 2017 Recently a relative phoned and said “Bertie Joubert” sends regards. I asked who this was and he said he is the warder who got me a... 

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The no confidence vote: where to now?

By: Raymond Suttner     15th August 2017 Everyone appears to agree that last week’s motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma signified something very significant and different in... 

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Vote of no confidence in a time of political decadence

By: Raymond Suttner     7th August 2017 It is hard to maintain interest in the various gyrations of ANC MPs, the report that some will vote against Zuma in an open ballot in the vote of... 

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Contestation without debate?

By: Raymond Suttner     31st July 2017 Analysts repeatedly tell us that the contest between candidates vying for the ANC presidency has notions like radical economic transformation (RET)... 

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