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Raymond Suttner

EFF: contributing towards or undermining democratic life?

By: Raymond Suttner     17th February 2020 The EFF disruption of the SONA last week happened at a time when the ANC is having difficulty holding together and has not itself contributed... 

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Making the DA white again?

By: Raymond Suttner     13th February 2020 Many have remarked on the ANC being in deep crisis but the DA, after substantial gains in municipal elections in 2016 not being in a position to... 

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Enock Mpianzi: making boys into men

By: Raymond Suttner     4th February 2020 The death of Enock Mpianzi, while on a Parktown Boys High School camp in the North-West Province has aroused considerable concern, not only from... 

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Unstable democracy

Unstable democracy

By: Raymond Suttner     21st January 2020 At the inauguration of post-apartheid democracy, there were some fears for stability, though these related to the old regime and the far right and... 

ANC  anniversary during a time of crisis

ANC anniversary during a time of crisis

By: Raymond Suttner     7th January 2020 There was a time when I would not have written about the ANC, on the eve of the 8th January anniversary statement. I would have waited to see what... 

Law and the legal profession in a democracy under attack

Law and the legal profession in a democracy under attack

By: Raymond Suttner     7th October 2019 I am a qualified advocate but have had very little practical experience.  I have more experience in working as an academic lawyer by day and as a... 

Reinvigorating our vocabulary for freedom and emancipation

Reinvigorating our vocabulary for freedom and emancipation

By: Raymond Suttner     7th October 2019 The publication of this article is part of a personal and intellectual journey rethinking my political understandings. I am particularly concerned... 

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Build unity to defend democracy and advance an emancipatory future

By: Raymond Suttner     26th September 2019 Despite making significant gains, in recovering state assets that were misappropriated during the Jacob Zuma era and restoration of legality, there... 

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#Xenophobia #Rape and the crisis of credibility

By: Raymond Suttner     12th September 2019 Recent weeks have been widely interpreted as representing crises for the Cyril Ramaphosa presidency, and it does not look like it will abate in the... 

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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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