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 superpower says it didn't know of South African Pierre Korkie's possible release in Yemen, but there are reasons to believe otherwise.
Attempts to honour, or cash in on, the world icon have too often bordered on the farcical.
EFF leader Julius Malema is happy for Keobakile "Papiki" Babuile to stand as a party official while he appeals his "flawed" conviction.
The ANC is bleeding money for the ANCYL. How could they have better spent the money budgeted for the league’s failed conference, asks Verashni Pillay.
Campaigning on Facebook is not allowed for would-be EFF leaders, but a murder conviction does not seem to be a problem.
Werner Groenewald dedicated 12 years of his life in Kabul, Afghanistan before he and his two children were killed by Taliban suicide bombers.
A South African pastor and his two teenage children are the latest casualties of a spate of attacks by the Taliban across Afghanistan.
Striking workers at a Swazi mine co-owned by ANC-linked investment company Chancellor House and King Mswati III fear "a second Marikana".
The Constitutional Court has agreed that the legislation governing the Hawks does not provide adequate independence for the corruption-busting unit.
Striking workers at a mine in Swaziland linked to the ANC fear that a strong police presence could lead to a second Marikana.