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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.
Court strikes Karegeya case from the roll in bombshell ruling
Court strikes Karegeya case from the roll in bombshell ruling
It’s been five years since Rwandan spy boss Patrick Karegeya was assassinated in Johannesburg, but South African authorities working on the case...
Justice for Cradock Four delayed
Justice for Cradock Four delayed
An assassination plotted by the highest echelons of the apartheid regime is slowly being resurrected nearly 33 years after it sent shockwaves...
Ramaphosa urged to establish judicial inquiry into lack of apartheid prosecutions
Ramaphosa urged to establish judicial inquiry into lack of apartheid prosecutions
Imtiaz Cajee, the nephew of murdered anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Timol, will recommend that President Cyril Ramaphosa establish a judicial commission...
Ramaphosa puts ANCYL at forefront of party election campaign
Ramaphosa puts ANCYL at forefront of party election campaign
The ANC Youth League (ANCYL) will be a vital part of the governing party’s election campaign as it heads closer to the 2019 general elections,...
Ramaphosa praises former ANC presidents in Jan 8 statement
Ramaphosa praises former ANC presidents in Jan 8 statement
In his January 8 statement on the occasion of the governing party’s 107th anniversary, President Cyril Ramaphosa paid tribute to his predecessors...
ANC celebrates 107 years but tensions remain
ANC celebrates 107 years but tensions remain
As the ANC celebrates its 107th year and party leaders push the narrative of unity, tensions remain between factions within the governing party....
Slice of life: My dream apartment
Slice of life: My dream apartment
Somewhere out there, between Ocean Drive and the sea, is a little flat that would love to see my shadow on its wall. Hear my voice offering Earl...
Timol family granted access to oppose apartheid cop’s attempt to ‘escape justice’
Timol family granted access to oppose apartheid cop’s attempt to ‘escape justice’
The former Security Branch clerk accused of murdering anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Timol will now once again face the Timol family in court as he...
Ramaphosa under pressure to support reparations for apartheid victims
Ramaphosa under pressure to support reparations for apartheid victims
Victims of apartheid-era atrocities have demanded that President Cyril Ramaphosa include some 80 000 people as beneficiaries of the President’s...
Stalwarts shop for education ideas
Stalwarts shop for education ideas
In a swanky ballroom at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Hong Kong, Higher Education Minister Naledi Pandor and freedom fighter, former Mozambican...
Graça Machel stands up for girls’ education at Hong Kong summit
Graça Machel stands up for girls’ education at Hong Kong summit
At the Yidan Prize Summit in Hong Kong, former Mozambican education minister and a humanitarian in South Africa, Graça Machel, delivered a keynote...
Activist families fear precedent-setting case by apartheid cop
Activist families fear precedent-setting case by apartheid cop
Former apartheid cop Joao Rodrigues could be setting an unwelcome precedent for victims of apartheid if a judge agrees to halt his trial for the...