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.
Pansy Tlakula has handed in her resignation over a botched leasing deal, leaving a vacuum at the top of the Independent Electoral Commission.
No Taylor Swift, it’s not okay for white pop stars to twerk and otherwise appropriate black culture, writes Verashni Pillay. And here’s why.
The former head of the DA Youth insists that she stepped down to achieve balance in her busy life.
The resignation of Democratic Alliance youth leader Mbali Ntuli has revealed deep cracks in the DA’s youth and student structures.
Dogged by scandal at home, President Jacob Zuma has headed to Russia, seemingly on a trip about trade relations.
Why is it okay to call a black DA member a ‘house negro’? How is it any different to the racism you’re supposedly decrying, asks Verashni Pillay.
Mbali Ntuli has resigned as the DA’s youth leader after her relationship with party leader Helen Zille had become increasingly strained.
The Independent Electoral Commission has not groomed a successor to Pansy Tlakula and the parties want someone who can be trusted to be objective.
Forget the botched lease deal. This is the story of the botched career of a woman who could have been great, writes Verashni Pillay.
Who will replace Julius Malema? Meet the league’s three presidential hopefuls – but don’t be surprised if it isn’t the fresh blood hoped for.