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Raymond Suttner

Raymond Sorrel Suttner

Emeritus Professor


Currently resides in: Gauteng, South Africa

Born 29-08-1945 in Durban South Africa

Raymond Suttner is a part-time professor at Rhodes University, an Emeritus Professor at the University of South Africa as well as a Honorary Professor at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg.

He was a political prisoner sentenced for African National Congress underground activities between 1975 and 1983. He was detained without trial under state of emergency between 1986 to 1988. He was restricted in 1988 but defied this and travelled to the Organisation of African Unity meeting in 1989 and returned in 1990.

Suttner has written articles for South Africa and overseas journals on jurisprudence, African customary law, sociology, gender studies, history, International law and politics. He has written extensively for the African National Congress, the commercial oress and the 'alternative' press.



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Book - 'Inside Apartheidâs Prison'

in Books and Papers

Book - '30 Years of the Freedom Charter'

in Books and Papers

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Current Position(s)

Emeritus Professor | University of South Africa
South Africa | 2011 - present

Academia, Education and Training


Previous Position(s)

Visiting Research Fellow | Centre for Policy Studies | University of the Witwatersrand
Johannesburg, South Africa | 2001 - 2005

Academia, Education and Training


South African Ambassador | Sweden | South African Embassy
Sweden | 1997 - 2001

Government, Public Administration and Defence



Member of Parliament | National Assembly | African National Congress
1994 - 1997

Government, Public Administration and Defence


National Head | Department of Political Education | African National Congress
1990 - 1994

Government, Public Administration and Defence


Education Officer | Transvaal Executive | United Democratic Front
1985 - 1988

Government, Public Administration and Defence


Senior Lecturer | Faculty of Law | University of the Witwatersrand
Johannesburg, South Africa | 1984 - 1990

Accounting, Banking and Finance


Research Officer | African Studies Institute | University of the Witwatersrand
Johannesburg | 1983 - 1983

Academia, Education and Training


Junior Lecturer | Comparative African Government and Law | University of Cape Town
Cape Town, South Africa | 1968 - 1969

Academia, Education and Training

Educational history

Tertiary

University of Cape Town

Bachelor of Arts Bachelor of Law

University of the Witwatersrand

Completed 2006

Doctor of Philosophy

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Memberships

Central Committee | South African Communist Party

Member, 1991 - 1997

University of Cape Town Law Students Council

President

University of Cape Town Students Representative Council

Member, 1965 - 1967

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