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Ra’eesa Pather

Ra’eesa Pather

    Slice of Life: Mom worked so hard for me
    Slice of Life: Mom worked so hard for me
    I’m from Zimbabwe originally but I’ve lived in South Africa since I was 12. I moved with my mom just after she divorced my dad.
    Would-be Xolobeni miner has ‘broken’ West Coast promises
    Would-be Xolobeni miner has ‘broken’ West Coast promises
    The Australian mining company seeking the right to mine in Xolobeni in the Eastern Cape has been lashed for its treatment of a Western Cape...
    A UDF activist remembers Winnie
    A UDF activist remembers Winnie
    There was a car in Cape Town, where Winnie Madikizela-Mandela would sit in the passenger seat, her sharp gaze watching the city pass by through her...
    Another child dies in a pit latrine
    Another child dies in a pit latrine
    Her name is Lumka Mketwa and she was five years old.
    State agency lied to spy on reporter
    State agency lied to spy on reporter
    An official of the Rail Safety Regulator (RSR) obtained a journalist’s private cellphone records after she investigated the organisation’s...
    ​Carl Niehaus: NDZ won't protect anyone facing corruption allegations
    ​Carl Niehaus: NDZ won't protect anyone facing corruption allegations
    One of Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma’s central campaign lobbyists, Carl Niehaus, has claimed that the ANC presidential candidate will not protect...
    Mixed emotions for  ‘disappeared’ journo’s family after Mugabe fall
    Mixed emotions for  ‘disappeared’ journo’s family after Mugabe fall
    While Zimbabwean revellers in Harare danced, car horns blared and citizens fell to their knees overwhelmed, Patson Dzamara walked away.
    Timol probe unfolds like a whodunit
    Timol probe unfolds like a whodunit
    Presiding Judge Billy Mothle had heard the evidence at the Ahmed Timol inquest. Those who were there 46 years ago say Timol stood up, moved swiftly...
    The battle to rebuild Jo’burg’s historic laundry buildings has finally been won
    The battle to rebuild Jo’burg’s historic laundry buildings has finally been won
    On the corner of Barry Hertzog and Napier streets in Richmond, Johannesburg, a dilapidated shed occupies an otherwise vacant piece of land. The...
    Fordsburg's queen of eyebrow threading
    Fordsburg's queen of eyebrow threading
    A portrait of flowers hangs askew on the bright pink wall. Two women sit waiting in an endless sigh that seems to breathe in the bustle of...
    Thembiso Twala, the prince of Newtown
    Thembiso Twala, the prince of Newtown
    Walk into the art district of Newtown in downtown Johannesburg and ask for the man who sits in a tuk-tuk with his band mates in front of the...
    Wits #FeesMustFall: A movement divided
    Wits #FeesMustFall: A movement divided
    In a sudden burst, students at the University of Witswatersrand reignited the #FeesMustFall protest. The day, however, was shrouded in confusion...