Raymond Suttner

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Raymond Suttner
Born (1945-08-29) 29 August 1945 (age 73)[1]
Alma mater
Known for
  • activist
  • academic
  • journalist
Scientific career
InstitutionsRhodes University

Raymond Suttner (born (1945-08-29)29 August 1945 in Durban, South Africa), is South African activist, academic, journalist and public figure.[2]

Education and Activism[edit]

Suttner obtained BA and LLB degrees from the University of Cape Town and an inter-disciplinary doctorate (history, sociology and political studies) from Wits University.[3]

During the struggle against apartheid Suttner was in the leadership of the African National Congress, South African Communist Party and the United Democratic Front. He served two prison terms under apartheid.

Academic Affiliations[edit]

He currently has academic affiliations at Rhodes University, the University of South Africa and the University of the Witwatersrand.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Suttner is married to the academic, writer and activist Nomboniso Gasa.[citation needed]


  • Raymond Suttner; Jeremy Cronin (1985). 30 Years of the Freedom Charter. Johannesburg: Ravan Press. ISBN 978-1-876175-25-2.
  • Raymond Suttner; Jeremy Cronin (2006). 50 years of the Freedom Charter. Unisa Press. ISBN 978-1-86888-375-2.
  • Raymond Suttner (2002). Inside Apartheid's Prison: Notes and letters of struggle. Minneapolis: Ocean Press. ISBN 978-1-876175-25-2.
  • The ANC Underground in South Africa. Johannesburg: Jacana Press. 2008. ISBN 978-1770095977.
  • Recovering Democracy in South Africa. Johannesburg: Jacana Press. 2015. ISBN 9781431421589.
  • Raymond Suttner (1984). The Freedom Charter: the people's charter in the nineteen-eighties. University of Cape Town.
  • Raymond Suttner (2003). The Character and Formation of Intellectuals Within the South African Liberation Movement. Codesria.


  1. ^ "Professor Raymond Suttner". South African History Online. 7 April 2016. Retrieved 2016-05-16.
  2. ^ Spector, J Brooks (13 March 2015). "Review: Raymond Suttner's Recovering Democracy in South Africa". Daily Maverick. Retrieved 2016-05-16.
  3. ^ "About Raymond Suttner". Archived from the original on December 17, 2017.
  4. ^ Raymond Suttner, Who's Who South Africa

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