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Ra'eesa Pather

Ra'eesa Pather

Ra’eesa Pather is a general news journalist with the Mail & Guardian’s online team. She cut her teeth at The Daily Vox in Cape Town before moving to Johannesburg and joining the M&G. She's written about memory, race and gender in columns and features, and has dabbled in photography.
Celtic supporters fly 'Jerusalem is Palestine' banner
Celtic supporters fly 'Jerusalem is Palestine' banner
It was more than just football for fans of Scottish football club Celtic over the weekend. At a match inside the Easter Stadium in Edinburgh, a row...
Slice of life: Living, loving the sweet life
Slice of life: Living, loving the sweet life
The first time I was nervous. And it did go well but only a few people bought, because they didn’t know my baking. As time went on, things went...
Lord Hain seeks probe into Barclays' Gupta-linked accounts
Lord Hain seeks probe into Barclays' Gupta-linked accounts
Peter Hain, a member of the House of Lords in the United Kingdom, has requested an "immediate investigation" into bank accounts held in London by...
Malagasy women take on drought
Malagasy women take on drought
In rural southern Madagascar, the battle against a devastating drought is fought by women. They walk long hours to a dry river bed, where they must...
Courts asked to compel public protector to investigate apartheid missing billions
Courts asked to compel public protector to investigate apartheid missing billions
An intervention in the court proceedings between the public protector and Absa has now brought a new request: that public protector Busisiwe...
Mugabe has resigned, but ...
Mugabe has resigned, but ...
In a historic moment, Zimbabwe's parliament erupted in cheers as its speaker read out a letter from former President Robert Mugabe, announcing his resignation. But as Zimbabweans celebrate, there have been reactions around the world that say yes, Bob has resigned, but many of...
Just what did SA know about Zimbabwe's coup?
Just what did SA know about Zimbabwe's coup?
In July 2013, when South African diplomats struggled to persuade Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe to delay an election that would terminate five...
Zimbabwe keeps it in the family with 'coup'
Zimbabwe keeps it in the family with 'coup'
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Zuma deploys SA state security and defence ministries to meet Robert Mugabe
Zuma deploys SA state security and defence ministries to meet Robert Mugabe
President Jacob Zuma has released a second statement on the political uncertainty unfolding in Zimbabwe. Zuma has revealed that he has been in...
Madagascar’s grave dilemma
Madagascar’s grave dilemma
In the streets of Madagascar’s capital city, the plague is a ghost. Patients stay hidden away in hospitals or are at home, where some are keeping...
Incoming Wits SRC president: We are tired of creating pop stars out of protests
Incoming Wits SRC president: We are tired of creating pop stars out of protests
The incoming student president at the University of Witswatersrand has announced that there will be a mass meeting before the new student...
NPA opening docket to charge Timol murder accused
NPA opening docket to charge Timol murder accused
The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) has confirmed it is opening a docket to bring charges of murder, accessory to murder and perjury...