Verashni Pillay is an associate editor of the Mail & Guardian. She grew up in an unnoticed corner of Pretoria, learned her trade at Rhodes University in Grahamstown, spent a spell in Cape Town as an online journalist, and now loves living in Jozi. Her interests are broad but include a focus on politics and multi-platform story-telling.
A dubious deaf signer was yet another embarrasment for SA at Mandela's memorial. But, at least we can laugh about it now, lest we cry.
Nelson Mandela died on a day when SA politics was in its usual ugly, fractured state. Will Madiba's memory help or harm the ANC, asks Verashni Pillay.
Thabo Mbeki has spoken about the need for strong leadership in SA and honouring the Constitution, as he paid tribute to Nelson Mandela.
Jacob Zuma has announced that Nelson Mandela's funeral will be on December 15, while December 10 has been marked as Madiba's memorial service.
Jacob Zuma didn’t get where he is today by being naive, but he may need help out of the deep end.
The SACP has accused Numsa's leader Irvin Jim of financial impropriety in a long-running feud between the two organisations over Zwelinzima Vavi.
A first-time study by the National Planning Commission and UCT has shown poverty in SA is decreasing and that we're still a nation of labour migrants.
The e-tolls are just one example of how government often assumes it knows what's best without consulting the people involved, writes Verashni Pillay.
Julius Malema has emerged as an unlikely feminist after a recent rally, but gender experts have slammed the political leader for being opportunistic.
Here's how the EFF's Julius Malema and DA's Mmusi Maimane can make the year 2019 count.