Michael Dingake on Moses Kotane-

Michael Dingake on Moses Kotane-

-extract from his book “Better to Die on one’s Feet” –to be launched at the Nelson Mandela Foundation on 11 August 2015, 5.30 for 6 pm Continue reading

Before handcuffing Mido Macia to the back of the police van, police allegedly remarked “you are not even South African” __________

According to the report in today’s Sowetan, evidence of Lindiwe Ngwenya who was with Mido Macia at the time of his arrest, police stopped and asked him why he was parked in a spot which was not allowed. Macia pointed to two other minibuses which were parked in a similar position to his, Ngwenya said. The police officers then asked for his driver’s licence
After showing his licence, the officers allegedly responded: “you are parked in an unauthorised place…and you are not even South African.”

Raymond Suttner: Scandals and betrayal in South Africa today (Polity)


Raymond Suttner: Taking radical political action the short and long term


Nomboniso Gasa: Asserting that traditional leaders own the land opens old wounds


Raymond Suttner: On why government resists naming xenophobia. (Polity video interview)

Presentation to Freedom Charter seminars/workshops in August

Freedom Charter seminars/workshops in August

On August 12 there is a workshop to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Freedom Charter at the University of Pretoria under the auspices of the History and politics department. I am one of the speakers and the other is Professor Abdi Samatar. This is during the day at the SRC Chambers

On August 19 I will be presenting a paper to the University of Johannesburg’s sociology seminar entitled “Re-thinking freedom: re-reading the Freedom Charter @60.” The discussant is to be confirmed.

I will post advertisements when I have these should anyone wish to attend

Michael Dingake’s Memoirs Better to Die On One’s Feet


Michael Dingake’s book “Better to die on one’s feet” will be published Continue reading

Raymond Suttner: Naming xenophobia

I am indebted to Nomboniso Gasa for much of the framework around naming in this article


Kindle edition of Recovering Democracy in South Africa available from Amazon



Raymond Suttner: Limits and possibilities of law and courts today (Polity video)


Raymond Suttner: Deepening and broadening our democracy (Polity)


The Greek people decide to choose their own future & face punishment

Personally I fear for Greece, Continue reading

Kimberley Porteus pays tribute to Neo Potsane, former MK hero, who has just died