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Ra’eesa Pather

Ra’eesa Pather

    UCT stuck on academic freedom
    UCT stuck on academic freedom
    "I begin with a straightforward proposition: academic freedom is inhumane,” said Steven Salaita at the University of Cape Town’s TB Davie...
    The brutal crackdown in Zimbabwe creates a new generation of exiles
    The brutal crackdown in Zimbabwe creates a new generation of exiles
    When Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa rose to power, veteran political activist Ishmael Kauzani did not buy the “New Zimbabwe”...
    TRC commissioners demand justice
    TRC commissioners demand justice
    Twenty-three years ago, Hawa Timol sat inside the Johannesburg Methodist Church, where words tumbled quickly out of her mouth as she strained to...
    Impimpi accusations are ‘reckless’
    Impimpi accusations are ‘reckless’
    “However far apart our bodies may be/ Our souls are locked together in perpetual embrace.” — Ben Langa, in a poem to his...
    Family loses hope MK fighter is alive
    Family loses hope MK fighter is alive
    After 35 years of fruitlessly searching for former Umkhonto weSizwe (MK) fighter Nokuthula Simelane, her family has given up hope of finding her...
    JZ’s deal with apartheid spymaster
    JZ’s deal with apartheid spymaster
    Apartheid-era spy Niel Barnard is claiming millions from the State Security Agency (SSA), saying that former President Jacob Zuma, with the help of...
    Politics tops questions for NDPP job
    Politics tops questions for NDPP job
    The candidates shortlisted for the job of national director of public prosecutions (NDPP) have been grilled on an issue that has been of much...
    Gatvol Capetonian sets its sight on 2019 elections
    Gatvol Capetonian sets its sight on 2019 elections
    If coloured nationalist group Gatvol Capetonian has its way, it will soon be campaigning for the 2019 elections.
    CT social housing brought to standstill
    CT social housing brought to standstill
    City of Cape Town officials are deadlocked over how to release municipal-owned land for social housing, paralysing the release of five prime...
    Cape school accused of coercing black teacher to resign
    Cape school accused of coercing black teacher to resign
    A grade five pupil at a school in the pristine southern suburbs of Cape Town asked a flabbergasted parent “Are black teachers real teachers?”...
    Bo-Kaap residents lose bid to stop development
    Bo-Kaap residents lose bid to stop development
    The Western Cape high court has dismissed an application by residents in the Bo-Kaap to halt the development of a mixed-use building that has...
    DA backs Max’s move as Madikizela fumes
    DA backs Max’s move as Madikizela fumes
    Democratic Alliance Western Cape leader Bonginkosi Madikizela’s call for Lennit Max to resign after Max became special adviser to the police...