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Raymond Suttner

#StopXenophobia in all its guises!

By: Raymond Suttner     30th January 2019 Far from abating, the xenophobic climate in South Africa may be heightening as multiple social and economic crises increase impoverishment and... 

Ramaphosa’s wooing of Zuma: does it spell problems for the country?

Ramaphosa’s wooing of Zuma: does it spell problems for the country? 

By: Raymond Suttner     21st January 2019 Since the 2017 ANC conference held at Nasrec in Johannesburg, it has been clear that the organisation has not been united behind Cyril Ramaphosa as... 

ANC at 107: history, values and strategies

ANC at 107: history, values and strategies

By: Raymond Suttner     14th January 2019 The ANC is very preoccupied with its history and it has been drawn on for different reasons at different times. During the freedom struggle that... 

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May elections: what is the price of an ANC electoral victory?

By: Raymond Suttner     7th January 2019 In four months, there will be general elections for national and provincial legislatures. While the other main parties are in disarray, the ANC... 

Has Cyril Ramaphosa’s position weakened and, if so, what are the consequences?

Has Cyril Ramaphosa’s position weakened and, if so, what are the consequences?

By: Raymond Suttner     10th December 2018 Until now many observers, including myself, have been at pains to credit President Cyril Ramaphosa and his allies with addressing the need to clean... 

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What is at stake in demanding formal educational qualifications in democratic politics?

By: Raymond Suttner     3rd December 2018 Factional battles as well as tensions over white control in the DA appear to have led to a focus on the DA Chief Whip in the National Assembly,... 

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The popular, populism and the crisis of representation

By: Raymond Suttner     28th November 2018 Democracy is often discussed in a way that seriously limits our understanding of its theory and practice. This was very evident in the Cold War... 

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Securing Ramaphosa’s presidency – at what cost? 

By: Raymond Suttner     26th November 2018 There is no need to recapitulate in detail the expectations that many people cherished for the Cyril Ramaphosa presidency. Many of these were not... 

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Xenophobic discourse and disease

By: Raymond Suttner     21st November 2018 Recently, Minister of Health, Aaron Motsoaledi expressed his concern about the influx of illegal immigrants because of the strain this was placing... 

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Ethics and scholarship: revisiting why I withdrew a thesis 49 years ago

By: Raymond Suttner     6th November 2018 On 14 December I will be awarded a Master of Laws (LLM) degree by UCT.  This, as many media reports have noted, is 49 years after I first submitted... 

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