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 former head of the DA Youth insists that she stepped down to achieve balance in her busy life.
The resignation of Democratic Alliance youth leader Mbali Ntuli has revealed deep cracks in the DA’s youth and student structures.
Dogged by scandal at home, President Jacob Zuma has headed to Russia, seemingly on a trip about trade relations.
Why is it okay to call a black DA member a ‘house negro’? How is it any different to the racism you’re supposedly decrying, asks Verashni Pillay.
Mbali Ntuli has resigned as the DA’s youth leader after her relationship with party leader Helen Zille had become increasingly strained.
The Independent Electoral Commission has not groomed a successor to Pansy Tlakula and the parties want someone who can be trusted to be objective.
Forget the botched lease deal. This is the story of the botched career of a woman who could have been great, writes Verashni Pillay.
Who will replace Julius Malema? Meet the league’s three presidential hopefuls – but don’t be surprised if it isn’t the fresh blood hoped for.
The DA will have a tough time wresting key Gauteng cities away from the ANC in 2016, if one of SA’s biggest by-elections yet is anything to go by.
The president has put the onus on Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko to determine whether he should pay back any monies used on security upgrades to Nkandla.