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Ra’eesa Pather

Ra’eesa Pather

    Slice of Life: The man in silver
    Slice of Life: The man in silver
    There’s an audience, captivated and curious. Delighted youngsters in school uniforms look on: one man in shimmering silver, his gaze hidden...
    The battle to rebuild Jo’burg’s historic laundry buildings has finally been won
    The battle to rebuild Jo’burg’s historic laundry buildings has finally been won
    On the corner of Barry Hertzog and Napier streets in Richmond, Johannesburg, a dilapidated shed occupies an otherwise vacant piece of land. The...
    Fordsburg's queen of eyebrow threading
    Fordsburg's queen of eyebrow threading
    A portrait of flowers hangs askew on the bright pink wall. Two women sit waiting in an endless sigh that seems to breathe in the bustle of...
    Thembiso Twala, the prince of Newtown
    Thembiso Twala, the prince of Newtown
    Walk into the art district of Newtown in downtown Johannesburg and ask for the man who sits in a tuk-tuk with his band mates in front of the...
    Wits #FeesMustFall: A movement divided
    Wits #FeesMustFall: A movement divided
    In a sudden burst, students at the University of Witswatersrand reignited the #FeesMustFall protest. The day, however, was shrouded in confusion...
    Government 'drags its heels' in Hilton College Estate land claim
    Government 'drags its heels' in Hilton College Estate land claim
    Labour tenants fighting to claim land they have worked for generations must wait even longer, but all hope is not lost.
    Thuli Madonsela - ConCourt confirmed I did my job
    Thuli Madonsela - ConCourt confirmed I did my job
    A smiling Thuli Madonsela reacted to the Constitutional Court’s ruling on Thursday, calling it a “historic day” and saying that the role of...
    The role of spirituality in Western politics
    The role of spirituality in Western politics
    When sung in earnest, the South African national anthem feels ethereal. And perhaps it’s because it’s religious: Nkosi Sikelel’ iAfrika was a hymn before it became the musical score for our delicate democracy. In a country where citizens proudly start the anthem with...
    Memories of anti-apartheid bravery are fading in Mofolo
    Memories of anti-apartheid bravery are fading in Mofolo
    A group of boys throw a spinning top through Kuluse Street in Mofolo, Soweto. It clatters to the ground and the boys chase after it. One of them...
    Senior Pikitup supervisor backs rubbish collector strike
    Senior Pikitup supervisor backs rubbish collector strike
    Ester Mteshane is tired by the time she returns to her family at night. She loves her job. And she loves the people she works with even more. The...
    Right-wing radicals back Pretoria University protests
    Right-wing radicals back Pretoria University protests
    An Afrikaner survivalist group, which calls for self-determination, has backed protests at the University of Pretoria, determined to protect...
    UCT appointment escalates transformation row
    UCT appointment escalates transformation row
    White women are scoring top jobs at the University of Cape Town as a way to beat transformation targets, according to a group of black alumni.