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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.
Presidency announces Gordhan, Gigaba in as finance minister
Presidency announces Gordhan, Gigaba in as finance minister
President Jacob Zuma has confirmed that former Minister of Home Affairs, Malusi Gigaba is the new finance minister, replacing Pravin Gordhan. His...
Shack dreams, shackled lives: Displaced poor pine for home
Shack dreams, shackled lives: Displaced poor pine for home
There have been protests, court battles and street battles.
SACP confirms Zuma's intentions to axe Gordhan and Jonas
SACP confirms Zuma's intentions to axe Gordhan and Jonas
The South African Communist Party (SACP) confirmed in a statement on Thursday that President Jacob Zuma had told its members that he planned to...
Rapturous applause as Motlanthe repeats Kathrada's call for Zuma to step down
Rapturous applause as Motlanthe repeats Kathrada's call for Zuma to step down
Former president Kgalema Motlanthe received thunderous applause and shouts of "yes!" after he quoted excerpts from Ahmed Kathrada's letter to...
[Listen] Sophia Williams-De Bruyn: Kathrada loved to dance but had two left feet
[Listen] Sophia Williams-De Bruyn: Kathrada loved to dance but had two left feet
Sophia Williams-De Bruyn shared fond memories of Ahmed Kathrada when she addressed mourners during his funeral at Westpark Cemetery in Johannesburg on Wednesday....
Guptas want Gordhan to pay personal costs for 'political manoeuvring' in court
Guptas want Gordhan to pay personal costs for 'political manoeuvring' in court
Gupta-owned company Sahara Holdings has filed papers at the Pretoria High Court on Monday seeking an order that Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan...
Housing activists occupy government buildings to demand social housing
Housing activists occupy government buildings to demand social housing
An occupation of two buildings owned by the Western Cape provincial government is currently under way in Cape Town. Reclaim the City, a housing...
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...