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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.
Lies undone: Timol inquest challenges the apartheid spin machine
Lies undone: Timol inquest challenges the apartheid spin machine
The fabricated policy documents and the deaths that weren't their fault. The apartheid regime's spin machine, created by the Security Branch in...
Ahmed Timol inquest unravels apartheid cover ups that protected security police
Ahmed Timol inquest unravels apartheid cover ups that protected security police
The second sitting of the inquest into apartheid activist Ahmed Timol's death began at the Pretoria high court on Monday. Witnesses have begun...
A timeline of scandal: The reach of Gupta-associated Trillian into state money
A timeline of scandal: The reach of Gupta-associated Trillian into state money
Trillian Capital Partners are facing damning allegations of profiting from state-owned enterprises and inside knowledge of government affairs. ...
Cape Town to develop 10 sites in the inner city for affordable housing
Cape Town to develop 10 sites in the inner city for affordable housing
After months of pressure from housing activists, the City of Cape Town has identified 10 sites that will be developed in and near the Cape Town...
Kathrada Foundation, Save SA call on ANC to elect a president with integrity
Kathrada Foundation, Save SA call on ANC to elect a president with integrity
A candidate with integrity is the preference of the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation and civil society organisation Save South Africa to become the next...
Slice Of Life: A mother's search
Slice Of Life: A mother's search
It was during the end of school time in 2002. He was at his grandmother's house in Soweto, and my sister gave him money to pick up school...
ANC resolves to downgrade South African embassy in Israel
ANC resolves to downgrade South African embassy in Israel
The ANC national policy conference has adopted a policy recommendation made by the ANC in the Western Cape to downgrade the South African...
Court declares 'Fuck White People' is neither racist nor hate speech
Court declares 'Fuck White People' is neither racist nor hate speech
Magistrate Daniel Thulare shocked the Cape Party on Tuesday by ruling that posters bearing the words "Fuck White People" are not hate speech or...
Malawi’s village health heroes
Malawi’s village health heroes
In remote villages hours away from Malawi’s cities, community health workers are saving the lives of small children in makeshift outdoor...
Malawi's drone battlefield is on the humanitarian front
Malawi's drone battlefield is on the humanitarian front
The first humanitarian drone corridor in Africa has been launched in Kasungu, Malawi, creating a real-life testing ground to use drones to deliver...
Concourt: Speaker has the powers to prescribe secret ballot
Concourt: Speaker has the powers to prescribe secret ballot
The Constitutional Court has ordered that Speaker of the National Assembly Baleka Mbete has the constitutional power to prescribe a secret ballot...