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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.
Slice Of Life: Find a purpose in faith
Slice Of Life: Find a purpose in faith
My parents told me this story about a talk they once heard. The person giving the talk was asked when they embraced Islam and they told the story...
Court order to seize McKinsey and Trillian assets not yet enforced
Court order to seize McKinsey and Trillian assets not yet enforced
An explosive affidavit by the acting head of the Assets Forfeiture Unit (AFU) has implicated Eskom, Mckinsey and Trillian Capital Partners in...
Cape Town manager resigns amid internal DA fighting
Cape Town manager resigns amid internal DA fighting
In a circular sent to staff, Cape Town Mayor Patricia De Lille confirmed that city manager Achmat Ebrahim had tendered his resignation effective on...
Only 19.7% of usable water left in Cape dams as Day Zero looms
Only 19.7% of usable water left in Cape dams as Day Zero looms
Dam levels in Cape Town have dropped and with many Capetonians still using more than the restricted limit of water, Mayor Patricia de Lille...
The questions abducted photojournalist Shiraaz Mohamed answered to prove he is alive
The questions abducted photojournalist Shiraaz Mohamed answered to prove he is alive
Abducted South African photojournalist Shiraaz Mohamed is believed to be alive because of the response his family, and humanitarian group Gift of...
Family prays for Shiraaz Mohamed's return after receiving proof of life
Family prays for Shiraaz Mohamed's return after receiving proof of life
The family of South African photojournalist Shiraaz Mohamed is praying for his safe return after they confirmed he is still alive nearly a year...
Twin buildings still echo the changes in Salt River
Twin buildings still echo the changes in Salt River
There are two buildings in Cape Town that witnessed generations of workers. They stood tall on two islands of tarmac in the windswept suburb of...
ANC commission agrees to downgrade SA embassy in Israel
ANC commission agrees to downgrade SA embassy in Israel
The ANC international relations commission came to a unanimous agreement to approve a policy that will see the South African embassy in Israel...
Assault sparks journalists’ boycott
Assault sparks journalists’ boycott
Cyril Ramaphosa’s first media appearance as ANC president was boycotted by journalists on Tuesday in protest over Bloomberg journalist...
Security battle media at #ANC54
Security battle media at #ANC54
Police and security have revoked the accreditation of Bloomberg journalist and SA National Editors’ Forum (Sanef) representative Sam Mkokeli from...
Supra Mahumapelo: If they recount SG votes, they must recount the entire top six
Supra Mahumapelo: If they recount SG votes, they must recount the entire top six
An urgent ANC elective conference steering committee meeting is currently underway to discuss the issue of 68 ballots that were not counted among...
Cyril Ramaphosa is the new president of the ANC
Cyril Ramaphosa is the new president of the ANC
The announcement was made just before 7pm after delays, a dramatic campaign season, and fears that the ANC’s elective conference would end in...