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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.
Wild, Wild North West: Mayor freed as tensions continue in Ditsobotla
Wild, Wild North West: Mayor freed as tensions continue in Ditsobotla
Daniel Buthelezi, the mayor of the Ditsobotla Municipality in the North West, is unharmed after being held hostage at a council building in...
Sergeant no more: Belamant retires from Net1 after Sassa grants fiasco
Sergeant no more: Belamant retires from Net1 after Sassa grants fiasco
The man who ardently defended Cash Paymaster Services (CPS), the company responsible for delivering social grants in South Africa, against any...
Sisulu takes on Zille over 'appalling' sale of prime Cape Town property
Sisulu takes on Zille over 'appalling' sale of prime Cape Town property
Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu is taking the fight to Premier Helen Zille over the Western Cape government’s decision to sell a prime...
The Zille column Maimane didn't approve, and their deteriorating relationship
The Zille column Maimane didn't approve, and their deteriorating relationship
Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane has not vetted any of Western Cape Premier Helen Zille's opinion pieces on colonialism, despite Zille...
Former HuffPost SA editor to appeal hate speech ruling
Former HuffPost SA editor to appeal hate speech ruling
Former Huffington Post SA editor-in chief Verashni Pillay will apply for leave to appeal the press ombudsman's hate speech ruling on a...
'Devoid of truth': Luthuli House calls out Gupta-run ANN7
'Devoid of truth': Luthuli House calls out Gupta-run ANN7
In an unexpected turn, the ANC has released a scathing criticism of a television news channel viewed as part of the politically-connected Gupta family's propaganda machine....
UP fallist student to attend graduation ceremony despite suspension
UP fallist student to attend graduation ceremony despite suspension
Mosibudi Rasethaba will be allowed to attend his graduation ceremony on conditions negotiated with the University of Pretoria (UP) after the...
Zuma faces rejection from the heart of the ANC, analysts say
Zuma faces rejection from the heart of the ANC, analysts say
The collective shock when labour federation Cosatu announced it was cancelling all speeches, including one by Jacob Zuma, at its annual...
Hawks: It's between Ntlemeza and Mbalula, not us
Hawks: It's between Ntlemeza and Mbalula, not us
While the spat between former Hawks head Lieutenant General Berning Ntlemeza and Police Minister Fikile Mbalula escalates, Hawks officials...
Student leader Bonginkosi Khanyile aces studies while in jail
Student leader Bonginkosi Khanyile aces studies while in jail
He sat in his prison cell in yellow “detainee remand” pants and shirt.
Birthday cheers and jeers for Zuma in show of a divided nation
Birthday cheers and jeers for Zuma in show of a divided nation
The cracks in the tripartite alliance have been further laid bare by leaders from the ANC, South African Communist Party (SACP) and union federation Cosatu being largely absent from President Jacob Zuma’s birthday celebrations....
High cost of hajj excludes many in SA
High cost of hajj excludes many in SA
In 1989, an elderly man walked into a fish and chips shop in Jo’burg’s inner city and offered the owner, Fazel Ebrahim, this advice: “Always...