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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.
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...
UCT VC tells Zuma to release fees commission report amid growing anxiety
UCT VC tells Zuma to release fees commission report amid growing anxiety
University of Cape Town (UCT) vice-chancellor Max Price has expressed "grave concern" that President Jacob Zuma has not yet released the fees...
The marriage that went from love to imprisonment
The marriage that went from love to imprisonment
They’d been married for forty years after a whirlwind young romance. It was a forbidden love in defiance of their families and racial...
Activist UK lord stalks Guptas
Activist UK lord stalks Guptas
The United Kingdom’s law enforcement agencies’ investigation into banks associated with state capture in South Africa began with a bold request...
New state security minister has accused NGOs of 'acting against the state'
New state security minister has accused NGOs of 'acting against the state'
ANC MP Bongani Bongo will be sworn in as the new state security minister on Wednesday, but his tenure is set to have marked similarities to that of...
Justice for Timol leaves us with bittersweet grief
Justice for Timol leaves us with bittersweet grief
When Judge Billy Mothle sat down after making his historic judgement in the Timol inquest, there was a moment of waiting.