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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.
No low-cost housing for Sea Point
No low-cost housing for Sea Point
The Democratic Alliance-led Western Cape government says it was looking at “the bigger picture” when it decided to sell prime property in Cape...
Lessons for the future: What tomorrow's leaders can learn from Ahmed Kathrada
Lessons for the future: What tomorrow's leaders can learn from Ahmed Kathrada
As Ahmed Kathrada lies in a hospital bed recovering from an operation, concern is growing for the struggle stalwart’s wellbeing. Delivering a...
Sassa boss: Belamant tried to 'coerce us'
Sassa boss: Belamant tried to 'coerce us'
The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) chief executive Thokozani Magwaza has revealed that Sassa’s relationship with Cash Paymaster...
Concourt: CPS contract to be extended, Dlamini must cough up explanation or pay
Concourt: CPS contract to be extended, Dlamini must cough up explanation or pay
The Constitutional Court has ordered that the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) and Cash Paymaster Service (CPS) extend its contract by 12...
CPS director Serge Belamant: We work for profit
CPS director Serge Belamant: We work for profit
Cash Paymaster Services (CPS) director Serge Belamant said his company's profit from a contract with the South African Social Security Agency...
Sassa, Dlamini propose 18-month contract to unimpressed Mogoeng
Sassa, Dlamini propose 18-month contract to unimpressed Mogoeng
Andrew Breitenbach, the lawyer representing the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) and Social Development Minister Bathabile...
Concourt weighs up extending an illegal social grant contract
Concourt weighs up extending an illegal social grant contract
Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng listened as the Black Sash and Freedom Under Law (FUL) made their submissions, and one point was clear: if the court...
Bathabile Dlamini, Sassa acting CEO file late affidavits to Concourt
Bathabile Dlamini, Sassa acting CEO file late affidavits to Concourt
Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini filed a late affidavit to the Constitutional Court, confirming her attorney’s explanation of why...
Concourt to Sassa: Tell us why you missed our deadline
Concourt to Sassa: Tell us why you missed our deadline
On Tuesday morning, the Constitutional Court issued a directive to Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini and the South African...
Former Sassa lawyer Trengove: Any CPS deal will be unlawful
Former Sassa lawyer Trengove: Any CPS deal will be unlawful
Any interim contract the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) enters into with Cash Paymaster Service (CPS) to pay social grants...
Sassa knew almost a year ago that it wouldn’t be able to pay grants
Sassa knew almost a year ago that it wouldn’t be able to pay grants
The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) sent an electronic copy of its answers to the Constitutional Court’s detailed questions six...
Sassa boss: I stand by my minister Bathabile
Sassa boss: I stand by my minister Bathabile
The chief executive of the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa), Thokozani Magwaza, said on Monday that he does not believe Social...