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Ra'eesa Pather

Ra'eesa Pather

Ra’eesa Pather is a Cape Town-based general news and features journalist.
Community police break ranks in Flats
Community police break ranks in Flats
Statistics show that 900 people have been killed in gang-related violence on the Cape Flats so far this year, and police volunteers risk suspension...
Sports clubs eyed for low-cost housing in Cape Town
Sports clubs eyed for low-cost housing in Cape Town
Sports clubs are paying the City of Cape Town less per year to lease prime land than it costs to rent a shack for a month - and they occupy...
How the UN’s new strategy could help development goals in the Eastern Cape
How the UN’s new strategy could help development goals in the Eastern Cape
A group of the most vulnerable youngsters in the Eastern Cape has shown that a plan by the United Nations (UN) to help reach its sustainable...
The horror of abuse taking place in SA’s bedrooms
The horror of abuse taking place in SA’s bedrooms
There is a bed with a crumpled duvet exposing the sheet underneath. The curtains are closed, and in one corner of the bedroom, a lamphead droops...
Residents go to court for dissolution of ANC-led Makana Municipality
Residents go to court for dissolution of ANC-led Makana Municipality
The Unemployed People’s Movement (UPM), a grassroots activist organisation in Makhanda in the Eastern Cape, has filed a court application where...
Churches want code against cons
Churches want code against cons
Religious leaders across South Africa are wanting the adoption of a code of conduct in response to incidents where “false prophets” have raised...
CRL Rights Commission to investigate ‘resurrection’ pastor
CRL Rights Commission to investigate ‘resurrection’ pastor
The Commission for the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic Communities (CRL Rights Commission) is set to...
Budget 2019: EFF and DA detail key issues for Mboweni to prioritise
Budget 2019: EFF and DA detail key issues for Mboweni to prioritise
The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) and the Democratic Alliance (DA) are gearing up for Finance Minister Tito Mboweni’s budget speech on...
Cape Town private property developers on a ‘civic capture’ crusade, say residents
Cape Town private property developers on a ‘civic capture’ crusade, say residents
Concerns are growing in three Cape Town communities that private developers are muscling into local associations to get them to rubber- stamp...
Bo-Kaap ‘fights off capture’
Bo-Kaap ‘fights off capture’
The Bo-Kaap community, led by the Bo-Kaap Civic and Ratepayers Association (Bokcra), has taken property development Blok to task for its association with a youth group in the suburb....
As rivers run dry, Day Zero strikes Eastern Cape’s villages
As rivers run dry, Day Zero strikes Eastern Cape’s villages
Winding through the valleys of the Eastern Cape, the Qwaninga River creeps towards a cluster of buildings hidden deep in the hills. It licks the...
Slice of life: I was inspired to be an activist
Slice of life: I was inspired to be an activist
I wanted to be an activist since I was 11. That’s when I started attending community meetings. The first community meeting was about this water...