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Raymond Suttner

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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Constitutionalism and the quality of democracy: are we immune to fascism?

Constitutionalism and the quality of democracy: are we immune to fascism?

By: Raymond Suttner     30th October 2018 In contemporary South Africa much attention is rightly devoted to restoring legality, constitutionalism and practices that conform to what is... 

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The place of the popular and the populist

By: Raymond Suttner     24th October 2018 It is common in political commentary -locally and internationally- to treat the popular and populist as one. It is important that they be... 

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Breaking with Zumaism

By: Raymond Suttner     8th October 2018 The hope has been repeatedly expressed that the onset of Cyril Ramaphosa’s presidency of the ANC and the country would represent a break with the... 

Gandhi and Mandela: a tentative interpretation

Gandhi and Mandela: a tentative interpretation

By: Raymond Suttner     2nd October 2018 Mohandas Karamchand “Mahatma” Gandhi and Rolihlahla Nelson Mandela were very different types of persons in most respects. But it is too easy to... 

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Freedom and ethics – then and now

By: Raymond Suttner     26th September 2018 What did it mean to join the liberation struggle against apartheid, in the difficult times and what does it mean now?  Joining the liberation... 

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Building mutual solidarity in a time of callousness

By: Raymond Suttner     17th September 2018 There is no doubt that the current ANC leadership faces great challenges. Having relieved the country of the burden of the Jacob Zuma presidency,... 

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Attacks on “foreign nationals” and callous indifference 

By: Raymond Suttner     11th September 2018 “And Jesus said…’Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests; but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head.”- Matthew 8:20 The recent... 

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