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 showdown is looming over the Democratic Alliance's confusing stance on affirmative action.
Join our live video with DA parliamentary leader Lindiwe Mazibuko and ask your questions about the party's handling of a contentious race quota Bill.
Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa has made a surprise nomination of former Metro Police boss Robert McBride as head of the police watchdog, the IPID.
The ANC looks bad whichever way Cyril Ramaphosa meant his nonsensical statement about the boers coming back if we don’t vote, writes Verashni Pillay.
The DA is battling with ideological confusion within the party in the fallout over its voting for the Employment Equity Act Amendment Bill.
Though the ruling party is upping its technology game, the marketing behind it remains weak, say experts.
For the first time, the Independent Electoral Commission will be integrating social media into its 2014 election campaign.
Why have a group of white people released red balloons into the sky? Most other white people are mystified, if Twitter is anything to go by.
The IEC's top leadership made a show of organisational strength amid worries that potential suspensions could destabilise the organisation.
The IEC will launch an elections drive at quite short notice and to very little fanfare, despite the struggle to get first-time voters to register.