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Verashni Pillay

Verashni Pillay

Verashni Pillay is the editor-in-chief of the Mail & Guardian. She grew up in Laudium, 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 storytelling.
Letter from the editor: Verashni Pillay's last word
Letter from the editor: Verashni Pillay's last word
I’ve been building up to October this year. It would mark one year as editor and I had planned to pen a letter to the Mail & Guardian...
Verashni Pillay: Why I’m leaving the Mail & Guardian
Verashni Pillay: Why I’m leaving the Mail & Guardian
I’ve been building up to October this year. It would mark one year as editor and I had planned to pen a letter to the Mail & Guardian...
The Mail and Guardian apologises: Our Malema tweets were misleading and offensive
The Mail and Guardian apologises: Our Malema tweets were misleading and offensive
On Thursday night the following tweets went out from the Mail & Guardian’s official Twitter account:
The M&G re-launched: It’s not just a new website, it’s a new way of thinking
The M&G re-launched: It’s not just a new website, it’s a new way of thinking
It’s a thrill being editor of the Mail & Guardian but boy does it keep one busy. It’s been seven months since I’ve taken the hot...
Thuli Madonsela on faith and its role in society
Thuli Madonsela on faith and its role in society
When she was appointed public protector in October 2009 Thuli Madonsela could not have predicted the dark times she would face when her investigations brought her face to face with the highest power in the land: the president of the republic....
#UnfairAndLovely: How growing up in Africa helped me own my skin colour
#UnfairAndLovely: How growing up in Africa helped me own my skin colour
There was a nickname some of the boys in my primary school had for me, growing up in Laudium, Pretoria. Blackie. 
Mea culpa: We should have done better
Mea culpa: We should have done better
It’s been just over four months in the job and I’ve made my first major error. Our article on January 29 about former president FW de...
Sona: Chaotic scenes as EFF thrown out of Parliament
Sona: Chaotic scenes as EFF thrown out of Parliament
The Economic Freedom Fighters were thrown out within the first hour of President Jacob Zuma’s State of the Nation address on Thursday, as they...
Is FW de Klerk tutoring Mmusi Maimane?
Is FW de Klerk tutoring Mmusi Maimane?
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(Im)perfect wedding outrage has a silver lining
(Im)perfect wedding outrage has a silver lining
If you spend any time on Twitter on a Sunday evening, you would know one thing about South Africans: Our Perfect Wedding, the television...
Julius Malema crushes on 'civilised' England
Julius Malema crushes on 'civilised' England
Julius Malema is back from a tour of the United Kingdom, which was dominated by a comment the Economic Freedom Fighters leader made critiquing...
Malusi Gigaba and the perils of Instagram
Malusi Gigaba and the perils of Instagram
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