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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.
The Mail and Guardian apologises: Our Malema tweets were misleading and offensive
The Mail and Guardian apologises: Our Malema tweets were misleading and offensive
Tweets shouldn't fuel HIV-related stigma. The Mail and Guardian's tweets did. Here's why.
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
The M&G is proud to reveal a brand new website, along with a fresh strategy to deliver the content that matters most to you right to your fingertips.
Thuli Madonsela on faith and its role in society
Thuli Madonsela on faith and its role in society
While public protector Thuli Madonsela believes in the separation between religion and state, her faith informs her commitment to values in her work.
#UnfairAndLovely: How growing up in Africa helped me own my skin colour
#UnfairAndLovely: How growing up in Africa helped me own my skin colour
Verashni Pillay reflects on the #UnfairAndLovely campaign that celebrates the dark skin of those of South Indian heritage, like herself.
Mea culpa: We should have done better
Mea culpa: We should have done better
The M&G is committed to learning from its mistake in rushing the article about FW de Klerk giving "political leadership" lessons to Mmusi Maimane.
Sona: Chaotic scenes as EFF thrown out of Parliament
Sona: Chaotic scenes as EFF thrown out of Parliament
The EFF caucus, chanting 'Zupta must fall', were escorted out of Parliament for disrupting President Jacob Zuma's State of the Nation address.
Is FW de Klerk tutoring Mmusi Maimane?
Is FW de Klerk tutoring Mmusi Maimane?
Insiders say the Democratic Alliance boss is taking "leadership classes" from the controversial ex-president.
(Im)perfect wedding outrage has a silver lining
(Im)perfect wedding outrage has a silver lining
Men and women are starting to push back against an ingrained culture of sexual violence in South Africa.
Julius Malema crushes on 'civilised' England
Julius Malema crushes on 'civilised' England
Verashni Pillay finds out what happened on Juju's UK trip in addition to the EFF leader's critique of Nelson Mandela's legacy.
Malusi Gigaba and the perils of Instagram
Malusi Gigaba and the perils of Instagram
It’s one thing to claim the home affairs minister cheated, but another for Buhle Mkhize to say an SA intelligence official ‘bribed’ her to keep silent
Finding the Missing link between funny and passé
Finding the Missing link between funny and passé
Conrad Koch shares insight behind the colour change of his puppet, Chester Missing, and a whole new set of conversations he's ready to have.