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27 April 2017
                       
 
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24 Apr 2017
 
 
Freedom day and the question of non-violence
RAYMOND SUTTNER
It is exciting that at this time, when we mark Freedom Day, we are witnessing the revival of mass popular action, manifested in marches and other forms of organised political activity in defence of...
 
 
20 Apr 2017
 
Is the downfall of the ANC in South Africa inevitable?
RAYMOND SUTTNER
The African National Congress of today is a political organisation as well as the leading force in government. The organisation, the government and the state as a whole are in the midst of multiple...
 
 
18 Apr 2017
 
 
 
The ANC “succession race” and rebuilding South African democracy
RAYMOND SUTTNER
There is something uninspiring in the activities of aspirant and unacknowledged candidates for the ANC succession. They give one little confidence in the idea that the ANC and the country are set...
 
 
05 Apr 2017
 
 
 
The reshuffle, “junk status” and South Africa in crisis
RAYMOND SUTTNER
The word may be over-used but there is little doubt that South Africa is in the middle of a significant crisis, which has engulfed the country’s democratic system, its economy and the ruling party....
 
 
28 Mar 2017
 
 
 
Remembering “Comrade Kathy” and learning from his life
RAYMOND SUTTNER
Sad as the passing of Ahmed Kathrada is, we need to use these occasions to draw lessons from his life. Kathrada is one of the last of a generation of political figures who built the Congress...
 
 
22 Mar 2017
 
ANC and democratic crisis: what do we do?
Raymond Suttner
Last week saw a number of significant judicial decisions. These included a Constitutional Court ruling over the social grants crisis and the removal of General Berning Ntlemeza as head of the Hawks...
 
 
14 Mar 2017
 
Constitutional Court drawn towards decisions of great political significance
Raymond Suttner
The SASSA debacle moves to the Constitutional Court this week after political efforts failed to resolve the problem in a manner that safeguards the most vulnerable. The Social Security Agency...
 
 
07 Mar 2017
 
GCIS: Over R4 billion contributed by government towards fee increase
STATEMENT
The Minister of Higher Education and Training, Dr Blade Nzimande declared that the government’s contribution for the zero percent fee increase for the 2016 academic year as a result of...
 
 
06 Mar 2017
 
 
 
Social grants, obligations and betrayal
RAYMOND SUTTNER
What is at stake in the SASSA crisis? At one level we are dealing with an emergency, which is to ensure that grants supporting 17 million people - more than 30% of the population – in the most...
 
 
03 Mar 2017
 
 
 
Xenophobia and the question of universal rights
RAYMOND SUTTNER
Professor Raymond Suttner discusses 'How do we address xenophobia?'.
 
 
08 Feb 2017
 
 
 
A day not seized?: Citizen Activism and the New Political Reality
RECOMMENDATION
This is, to coin a phrase, (the best and the worst of times) for South African activists seeking to use citizen’s organisations to create a fairer society. It is the best because the opportunities...
 
 
06 Feb 2017
 
Empty politics in a time of crisis
RAYMOND SUTTNER
Current South African political discussion appears fixated on the ANC succession race, over who will succeed Jacob Zuma as ANC president (if he fails to stand again, which cannot be excluded) at...
 
 
24 Jan 2017
 
 
 
Can the DA and its allies displace the ANC nationally?
RAYMOND SUTTNER
While many of us constantly dissect the ANC’s actions, its various weaknesses and the dangers they pose to our country, are opposition forces shaping up as potential replacements to run this...
 
 
19 Jan 2017
 
Zuma signs Higher Education Amendment Act
LEGISLATION
President Jacob Zuma has signed the Higher Education Amendment Act, which gives Minister Blade Nzimande greater powers to intervene in university matters and furthers the government's higher...
 
 
16 Jan 2017
 
What is at stake in the ANC “succession” race?
RAYMOND SUTTNER
“The good news is that it was the last time we saw Jacob Zuma delivering the keynote speech at an ANC January 8 birthday celebration.” ‒ Max du Preez...
 
 
 
                       
 
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