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.
The metalworkers' union had tired of the ANC and wanted Cosatu to break with the ruling party and come with them into a brave new socialist future.
SABC chairperson Ellen Tshabalala does not have the qualifications she claimed in her CV because she allegedly failed most of her modules at Unisa.
He's not Jacob Zuma's guy and the SABC's R3.3-billion in irregular expenditure is not as bad as it sounds. Hlaudi Motsoeneng talks to the M&G.
Parliament has postponed its inquiry into the academic qualifications of SABC chairperson, Ellen Tshabalala.
Ellen Tshabalala’s lawyers have launched a bid to stop an inquiry that had resolved to have her suspended for lying about her qualifications.
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's attempts to claim Nelson Mandela's Qunu home is another embarrassing incident to add to her growing list of failures.
From knowing corruption is a "Western paradigm" to abhorring dogs and gay people: welcome to Jacob Zuma's idea of what it means to be an African.
The IEC’s plans to have its lease deal set aside has those familiar with the details of the deal divided: will they succeed or incur further costs?
The Mail & Guardian sits down with Salil Shetty to discuss the country’s abuses and the new direction Amnesty International is taking.
Tim Noakes thinks Julius Malema is carbohydrate intolerant. Verashni Pillay can think of a number of other intolerances among our political elite.