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Raymond Suttner

Raymond Suttner

    ANALYSIS: Zuma and ANC run out of road as bad news piles up
    ANALYSIS: Zuma and ANC run out of road as bad news piles up
    South African President Jacob Zuma is running out of options fast. A number of legal missiles are hurtling towards him, in what may have been one...
    New move against Gordhan suggests South Africa’s laws are under threat
    New move against Gordhan suggests South Africa’s laws are under threat
    South Africa’s elite police unit, the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation also...
    Get to the root of our problems; make radical moves now
    Get to the root of our problems; make radical moves now
    The word "radical" has a long history, bearing different meanings, being applied to and claimed by diverse movements. It evokes different responses,...
    Protecting Jacob Zuma consumes the ANC
    Protecting Jacob Zuma consumes the ANC
    A brief encounter in the lead-up to the ANC's 103rd anniversary reveals the unspoken anxiety of ANC leaders today. Cyril Ramaphosa handed a...
    The tripartite alliance has sold its soul
    The tripartite alliance has sold its soul
    For some time political commentators have been proved wrong when predicting the collapse of the tripartite alliance and suggesting that splits in...
    Patriarchy polices heterosexuality
    Patriarchy polices heterosexuality
    South Africans are rightly proud of having what is probably the most progressive Constitution in the world. But rights can never be taken for...
    Violence: necessity or virtue?
    Violence: necessity or virtue?
    The ANC (and I include myself because I was in leadership then) has failed in not asserting, from 1990, the principle of non-violence. One cannot...
    What happened to the white left?
    What happened to the white left?
    A striking feature of the post-1994 period is the retreat from politics or emigration of large numbers of people from the white community who were...
    An unassuming veteran
    An unassuming veteran
    As the daughter of Eli and Violet Weinberg, politics was always a part of her life and at an early age she was involved in illegal work, painting...
    A revolutionary love
    A revolutionary love
    Elinor Sisulu's biography, Walter and Albertina Sisulu: In Our Lifetime (David Philip), must have been a difficult book to write —...