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Loss of trust and legitimacy result in ungovernability

Loss of trust and legitimacy result in ungovernability 

By: Raymond Suttner     18th February 2014 The scale of protest currently under way in large parts of South Africa is comparable to the period of ungovernability under apartheid.  City Press... 

Countrywide risings – crisis of leadership

Countrywide risings – crisis of leadership

By: Raymond Suttner     12th February 2014 In this week's Suttner's View, Professor Raymond Suttner discusses whether a loss of trust and legitimacy will result in ungovernability in South... 

Are developments in NUMSA moving towards an emancipatory project?

Are developments in NUMSA moving towards an emancipatory project? 

By: Raymond Suttner     5th February 2014 NUMSA’s withdrawal of electoral support for the ANC will have a dramatic effect not only on NUMSA and COSATU, but also for the future of the... 

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Realignments in South African politics

Realignments in South African politics 

By: Raymond Suttner     29th January 2014 Many South Africans long for something new and refreshing in the South African political landscape as a counter to the decadence and violence of... 

Mandela on trial – Its meaning for us today

Mandela on trial – Its meaning for us today

By: Raymond Suttner     9th December 2013 When Mandela was captured in 1962 the police did not know that he had been overseas for military training and that he was Commander in Chief of the... 

Nelson Mandela: becoming a freedom fighter

Nelson Mandela: becoming a freedom fighter

By: Raymond Suttner     9th December 2013 ‘I was not born with a hunger to be free,’ Nelson Mandela writes in his autobiography.  He immediately explains  ‘I was born free-free in every way... 

Questions about current politics 

By: Raymond Suttner     5th December 2012 South African politics today appear to be primarily concerned with the forthcoming ANC elective conference in Mangaung.  Repeated analyses of the... 

PART 3: The 1960s and beyond: Illegality

By: Raymond Suttner     14th February 2012 When the ANC was banned in 1960, the organisation immediately decided that it would continue to operate illegally. This was easier said than done.... 

PART 2: ANC’s focus on mass movement during the 1950s

By: Raymond Suttner     14th February 2012 The ANC YL, formed in 1944, described itself as the ‘powerhouse’ of the ANC. It developed a programme of action which was adopted by the... 

PART 1: Examining ANC history: the beginnings

By: Raymond Suttner     14th February 2012 The ANC centenary celebrations offer an opportunity to reflect on its beginnings as an organisation which drew people from different backgrounds;... 

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