Chief Luthuli on when to pause in a boycott campaign

I recognise that it is the decision of Wits and other students whether or not they pause in the quest to realise goals beyond what have been realised up till now. Continue reading

Raymond Suttner: Re-reading the Freedom Charter @ 60 (Polity)

Raymond Suttner: What type of leadership do we need to reinforce democracy and build an emancipatory project? (Polity)

Raymond Suttner: Non-violence: purely a tactic or also a principle? (Polity video interview)

Raymond Suttner: Non-violence: the foundation for dialogue & peace between those who live in South Africa (Polity)

Recovering democracy in SA to appear February

My book: Recovering democracy in South Africa will be published by Jacana Media in February. Continue reading

Raymond Suttner: Parliamentary paralysis: worse is not better (Polity)

Raymond Suttner, The Economic Freedom Fighters politics of dress (Polity)

Raymond Suttner, Acting out one’s understanding of what is right (Polity video)

Raymond Suttner,Grappling with violent masculinities (Polity video)

Raymond Suttner, Invoking Nelson Mandela’s legacies as we celebrate democracy

Raymond Suttner, We must entrench the principle of non-violence

Raymond Suttner, Gospel of Service or gospel of greed:Polity interview on Chief Luthuli

Raymond Suttner, Chief Albert Luthuli and the ‘gospel of service’

Raymond Suttner, Preliminary evaluation of 20 years of democracy(Polity interview)

Raymond Suttner, The influence of Walter Sisulu and Moses Kotane in moulding the political development of Nelson Mandela

There is no doubt that Mandela was at times after his release more popular than the ANC and that he could sometimes act without organisational authority. Continue reading

Raymond Suttner: Mandela as underground ‘black pimpernel’, late 1961-a glimpse

Below is a glimpse of Mandela operating underground as the ‘black pimpernel’ before his arrest in 1962. Continue reading

Raymond Suttner, What did it mean when Mandela said he was willing to die? What does it mean for us in our own lives?

Possibly the closing words of Nelson Mandela’s statement from the dock as ‘accused number one’ in the Rivonia trial are amongst the most quoted in political history. Continue reading

Text of speech of Dr Mamphela Ramphele at launch of Agang

Text of speech of Dr Mamphela Ramphele at launch of Agang

I do not know whether this is word for word as she delivered it because she did not speak with notes