Raeesa Pather

Ra’eesa Pather is a Cape Town-based general news and features journalist.

Bid for slain Imam Haron’s family to see justice

Fifty years ago, the anti-apartheid activist was killed in police custody. His family fought to survive after his death, and now they want justice.

Mixed emotions as soldiers return to the Cape Flats

Police Minister Bheki Cele made good on his week-old promise to send the SANDF to the Cape Flats to secure the area

Community police break ranks in Flats

Volunteers call for an independent police manager and soldiers to help stop Western Cape murders

Sports clubs eyed for low-cost housing in Cape Town

Sports clubs are paying the City of Cape Town less per year to lease prime land than it costs to rent a shack for a month

TRC commissioners demand justice

Former truth and reconciliation commissioners are entering a court battle to see a former policeman prosecuted

The brutal crackdown in Zimbabwe creates a new generation of exiles

Political dissidents who have fled to South Africa face an uneasy, uncertain future

How the UN’s new strategy could help development goals in the Eastern Cape

In 2015, countries committed to the UN's sustainable development goals in an effort to end, for example, poverty, hunger and inequality

The horror of abuse taking place in SA’s bedrooms

Babes Wodumo’s beating is public knowledge but  thousands more suffer the same fate. Five women tell their stories

Residents go to court for dissolution of ANC-led Makana Municipality

The Unemployed People’s Movement has filed an application for a re-election to take place in the troubled ANC-led municipality

Churches want code against cons

Those who wish to f leece the public will be held to account, say church leaders

CRL Rights Commission to investigate ‘resurrection’ pastor

Pastor Alph Lukau of the Alleluia International Ministries church in Sandton, Johannesburg, faces a summons from the CRL Rights Commission

Impimpi accusations are ‘reckless’

The Cope leader’s claim that the president informed on him during apartheid has been described as ‘politically bankrupt’

Press Releases

Touching lives through innovation

Africa has a high youth population that adapts to technology quickly, and this phenomenon is something which should be taken advantage of

Festive Reading

In The Whistleblowers, Mandy Wiener talks to a wide range of the people who have revealed corruption and malfeasance in government and business

Centre for Women & Gender Studies

The CWGS aims to resuscitate the histories of African women from all walks of life in an intellectual cleansing/ukuhlambulula of her story

Greening the Future

The awards are a way of encouraging progress and celebrating those who wake up every day and work to make this country a better more sustainable place

Failing to learn the lessons? The impact of Covid-19 on a Broken and Unequal Education System

If the president was serious about fixing basic education, he would appoint his most competent minister with a powerful mandate to start fixing it

National Science and Technology Forum

It's an independent SETI platform, an essential element of an active democracy and an important part of the collaboration process needed in SETI

Milestones over the NSTF’s 25-year history

The organisation celebrates its Silver Jubilee as an established player in the NSI and as promoter and influencer of SET and innovation in South Africa

Huawei Cloud’s Year-End Sales Carnival

Massive discounts on hot cloud services are on offer along with special coupons and other privileges, but hurry, supplies are limited!