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 Oscar Pistorius murder trial will get the best treatment by the justice system and media – unlike murder cases involving ordinary South Africans.
Party members have questioned Helen Zille's ability to continue leading the DA successfully after several run-ins with the media over tweets.
The M&G spoke to Juan Mejia, spokesperson for the party at the forefront of the biggest anti-government protests in Venezuela in a decade.
Why the hell is Jordan Belfort of "The Wolf of Wall Street" fame telling us how to be successful for an exorbitant amount, asks Verashni Pillay.
A spat between Helen Zille and journalist Carien du Plessis has turned ugly after Zille brought race into the debate in a rather personal attack.
The public protector's damning report into the IEC leasing deal has proven to be a legal nightmare, and is unlikely to be resolved before elections.
MPs have been knocking President Jacob Zuma's liberal use of the phrase "a good story" during the recent Parliamentary debates.
From not planning Zimbabwe-style land grabs to preventing corruption, the Economic Freedom Fighters has spelled out its radical policy positions.
We round up the top quotes from the State of the Nation debate as politicians traded insults ahead of President Jacob Zuma's response.
There was a great deal of story-telling in Parliament as party after party tried to use the "good story to tell" phrase to their own end.