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.
Why is Zwelinzima Vavi spending his precious political capital on a boycott of Generations in support of highly-paid actors, asks Verashni Pillay.
SA's reaction to Kebby Maphatsoe’s CIA comments is a far cry from the tense relationship with the US under Thabo Mbeki, writes Verashni Pillay.
The revamped government communications portfolio have been a bitter disappointment thanks to a poor choice of minister in Faith Muthambi.
Casual references to foreign powers and spies are unlikely to let up after Deputy Minister of Defence and Military Veterans Maphatsoe's slap-down.
The public protector provincial representative in the Western Cape has resigned from his position.
We may be in line for more ANC acolytes not just criticising the public protector, but possibly taking her place, writes Verashni Pillay.
The DA doesn’t have to be overshadowed by the EFF. But it’s suffocating the spontaneity, ideas and leaders that have seen the party flourish before.
Facts about Pansy Tlakula's role in the botched IEC lease deal spun wildly out of control. Tlakula clarifies the facts in this exclusive interview.
Pansy Tlakula has handed in her resignation over a botched leasing deal, leaving a vacuum at the top of the Independent Electoral Commission.
No Taylor Swift, it’s not okay for white pop stars to twerk and otherwise appropriate black culture, writes Verashni Pillay. And here’s why.