Verashni Pillay is a contributor at 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.
We can have more honest conversations about race but we cannot reject forgiveness and its aim of reconciliation, writes Verashni Pillay.
What we cannot do in South Africa, and where Zelda la Grange made a mistake, is to allow others to define who we are and where we belong.
The killings at 'Charlie Hebdo' trumped the deaths in Baga because the Western world doesn’t know how to make sense of Africa, writes Verashni Pillay.
Marriage may be the ultimate anger management class for Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema, writes Verashni Pillay.
There is hope that this time, with a rise in grass-roots social activism, capitalism will not win.
The superpower says it didn't know of South African Pierre Korkie's possible release in Yemen, but there are reasons to believe otherwise.
Attempts to honour, or cash in on, the world icon have too often bordered on the farcical.
EFF leader Julius Malema is happy for Keobakile "Papiki" Babuile to stand as a party official while he appeals his "flawed" conviction.
The ANC is bleeding money for the ANCYL. How could they have better spent the money budgeted for the league’s failed conference, asks Verashni Pillay.
Campaigning on Facebook is not allowed for would-be EFF leaders, but a murder conviction does not seem to be a problem.