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 former Gauteng EFF leader admitted to being backed by an unknown source in his battle against Julius Malema.
No Facebook: The EFF's first test of internal democracy is falling apart over arbitrary 'disqualifications' and the policy of democratic centralism.
The EFF leader’s sexist comments raise laughs but they reflect South Africa’s complex gender and power relations and are no laughing matter.
Thuthukile Zuma's job as chief of staff at the telecommunications and postal ministry has been okayed, but efforts to change the status quo are afoot.
Whether the metalworkers' union forms a political party or not, its expulsion from Cosatu will hit the ruling party in the 2016 municipal elections.
The appointment of President Zuma’s daughter to a plum state job has been cleared by the PSC, despite its own warnings in a previous report.
Marcel Golding is a popular figure, who has accumulated an astonishing amount of wealth and influence since turning from union matters to capitalism.
A tame documentary on Jacob Zuma goes against ousted e.tv chief executive Marcel Golding's supposed stand against editorial interference from govt.
From Oscar Pistorius and Shrien Dewani to the murder of soccer star Senzo Meyiwa: A ready formula has been worked out to catch the public’s interest.
Court action against the inquiry looking into the SABC chairperson's qualifications is a “red herring” to delay the process, say parliamentarians.