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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.
De Lille to consider affordable housing in Cape Town’s tallest skyscraper
De Lille to consider affordable housing in Cape Town’s tallest skyscraper
Affordable housing for households earning less than R15 000 per month may be included in one of Cape Town’s luxury inner city developments if...
Women MPs slam Treasury for shoddy sanitary towels VAT exemption plans
Women MPs slam Treasury for shoddy sanitary towels VAT exemption plans
In Parliament, women across the political spectrum have issued a stern warning to National Treasury: take the request for sanitary pads to be value...
National Assembly to vote on motion to downgrade South African embassy in Israel
National Assembly to vote on motion to downgrade South African embassy in Israel
The National Freedom Party (NFP) has submitted a motion to the National Assembly in Parliament to allow the South African embassy in Israel be...
DA: Caucus in charge of Cape Town, not De Lille
DA: Caucus in charge of Cape Town, not De Lille
Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille may be back in office but she’s not necessarily in charge of the city.
Court rules De Lille should return to office in interim
Court rules De Lille should return to office in interim
The Western Cape High Court has ruled that Patricia De Lille’s membership in the Democratic Alliance (DA) must be reinstated and she must return...
DA slams government for recalling SA ambassador to Israel
DA slams government for recalling SA ambassador to Israel
The Democratic Alliance (DA) has slammed the government’s decision to withdraw the South African ambassador to Israel, making it the first major...
Judgment: Will De Lille get her job back today?
Judgment: Will De Lille get her job back today?
Patricia de Lille will on Tuesday afternoon hear if the Western Cape high court has suspended the Democratic Alliance’s (DA) decision to...
​No mayco for City of Cape Town until De Lille judgement is handed down
​No mayco for City of Cape Town until De Lille judgement is handed down
The City of Cape Town's acting mayor Ian Neilson will not appoint a mayoral committee until judgment is handed down in Patricia De Lille’s court...
De Lille takes on Limberg over SMS
De Lille takes on Limberg over SMS
Patricia de Lille, who is fighting to remain Cape Town mayor, has hit back at claims that she sent an SMS to influence the appointment of the city...
Party digs in on former mayor
Party digs in on former mayor
Although the Democratic Alliance made Patricia de Lille an offer to keep her council seat open for 90 days, the party has now said it will not...
SMS De Lille allegedly sent to influence who became Cape Town’s city manager surfaces
SMS De Lille allegedly sent to influence who became Cape Town’s city manager surfaces
An SMS allegedly sent by Patricia de Lille in her time as Cape Town mayor to influence the appointment of a city manager has now materialised.
DA offered De Lille Parliament job to reach resolution
DA offered De Lille Parliament job to reach resolution
The Democratic Alliance (DA) has admitted to offering Patricia de Lille a seat in Parliament if she stepped down as Cape Town mayor.