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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.
Anti-gang protesters accuse police of targeting them instead of gangsters
Anti-gang protesters accuse police of targeting them instead of gangsters
A mass protest action against violence in Cape Town has raised concerns over seeming police inaction in the Mother City’s gang-dominated...
Communities attempt to shut down Cape Flats to protest gang violence
Communities attempt to shut down Cape Flats to protest gang violence
In the early hours of Tuesday morning, residents gathered in at least four communities in Cape Town in a united protest against gang violence.
‘Jobs premier’ Winde wins DA race for top post in Western Cape record
‘Jobs premier’ Winde wins DA race for top post in Western Cape record
Western Cape MEC for economic opportunities Alan Winde outlasted his opponents in the battle for Democratic Alliance premier candidate.
Slice of Life: Lux stood for 1994. That’s when it fell
Slice of Life: Lux stood for 1994. That’s when it fell
The show would always start at 8pm, but my mom used to collect the ticket money so we would get to the theatre earlier.
The winds of change: MEC Alan Winde is DA W Cape premier candidate
The winds of change: MEC Alan Winde is DA W Cape premier candidate
Western Cape MEC for economic opportunities Alan Winde has been announced as the Democratic Alliance’s candidate for premier in the province.
Maimane out of running for Western Cape premier
Maimane out of running for Western Cape premier
Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane has “declined” to run as the party’s candidate for Western Cape premier after dissent arose from...
Timol family hopes for truth from Security Branch policeman
Timol family hopes for truth from Security Branch policeman
As the trial into the murder of anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Timol looms, the Timol family has made an appeal to the former Security Branch...
DA to decide if Maimane will be Western Cape premier candidate
DA to decide if Maimane will be Western Cape premier candidate
The Democratic Alliance has confirmed that its federal executive will meet on Tuesday to discuss who will be named the party’s Western Cape premier...
How Home Affairs was Gupta’d
How Home Affairs was Gupta’d
The most wanted witness in Parliament’s inquiry into the naturalisation of the Gupta family was not there.
How the Guptas may have got their home affairs man in India
How the Guptas may have got their home affairs man in India
The role of former Sahara chief executive and Gupta fixer Ashu Chawla in the operations of home affairs came under close scrutiny in Parliament on...
Gigaba, Apleni to testify on day two of Gupta naturalisation inquiry
Gigaba, Apleni to testify on day two of Gupta naturalisation inquiry
Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba will be in the hot seat in Parliament on Thursday as he faces the gruelling scrutiny of his colleagues in the...
How the Guptas got school children to draw invitations for Sun City wedding
How the Guptas got school children to draw invitations for Sun City wedding
An investigation by the North West education department has revealed that a company linked to the Gupta family handed out cash prizes to school...