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

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... 

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... 

The place of the popular and the populist

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

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... 

Freedom and ethics – then and now

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... 

Building mutual solidarity in a time of callousness

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,... 

Attacks on “foreign nationals” and callous indifference

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... 

End or new phase of coalition politics?

End or new phase of coalition politics?

By: Raymond Suttner     3rd September 2018 The results of the 2016 Local Government elections revealed the possibility of the ANC being defeated in the 2019 national elections. This would... 

Accountability, dignity and compassion

Accountability, dignity and compassion

By: Raymond Suttner     21st August 2018 At the core of the South African constitution is a vision of a society that is based on human dignity and the rights of all its peoples. The... 

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