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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.
Coalition Wars: DA wins round one in case about UDM councillor removal in NMB
Coalition Wars: DA wins round one in case about UDM councillor removal in NMB
The Democratic Alliance (DA) is victorious after an urgent application by its coalition partner in the Nelson Mandela Bay (NMB) region, the United...
SA deploys more women UN peacekeepers to curb sexual abuse
SA deploys more women UN peacekeepers to curb sexual abuse
The United Nations believes that putting more women peacekeepers in the field may curb sexual abuse by its own troops. South Africa, which has been...
Moyane clings to existence of so-called 'rogue unit' despite KPMG confession
Moyane clings to existence of so-called 'rogue unit' despite KPMG confession
Sars commissioner Tom Moyane has insisted that there is evidence to support the notion of a so-called "rogue unit" in Sars, despite a blow from...
Absa CEO accuses Mkhwebane of ignoring evidence to manipulate Bankorp findings
Absa CEO accuses Mkhwebane of ignoring evidence to manipulate Bankorp findings
Public protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane made findings against Absa without pursuing evidence submitted by key witnesses, rendering her entire report on...
Gauteng private schools try frank talk on racism
Gauteng private schools try frank talk on racism
Representatives of independent schools in Gauteng were on their best behaviour on Wednesday as they told their audience, which included education...
City of Cape Town: We can't afford to develop emergency housing in the inner city
City of Cape Town: We can't afford to develop emergency housing in the inner city
The City of Cape Town cannot afford to develop emergency housing in the central business district, because the cost of development is too expensive. In the Western Cape High Court on Tuesday, the municipality argued that residents facing homelessness will have to travel some 30km for...
Public protector vows to 'set the record straight' on Reserve Bank allegations
Public protector vows to 'set the record straight' on Reserve Bank allegations
Public protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane will file court papers to "set the record straight" in response to an affidavit submitted by the South African...
Expert view: NDZ will get Cabinet nod on road to becoming more 'presidential'
Expert view: NDZ will get Cabinet nod on road to becoming more 'presidential'
Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma's appointment to Parliament will most likely lead to a position for her in Cabinet, according to political analyst Dr...
Slice Of Life: No longer at ease
Slice Of Life: No longer at ease
I used to sell books part-time. Because of my love of reading, I decided to focus on my bookshop full-time.
ANC councillor referred to ethics committee for selling public land
ANC councillor referred to ethics committee for selling public land
In a closed meeting at the City of Johannesburg's council sitting on Tuesday, ANC councillor Dan Bovu faced renewed pressure to account for...
Are drones taking off as the future of African healthcare?
Are drones taking off as the future of African healthcare?
On a hilltop in rural Rwanda, in three shipping containers under a white marquee, a Silicon Valley startup is plotting world domination. “We want...
Judgment looms for apartheid cops at Timol inquest
Judgment looms for apartheid cops at Timol inquest
At the Ahmed Timol inquest, Judge Billy Mothle’s robes are bright red — a colour reserved for criminal cases. The inquest into Timol’s...