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.
It's the EFF's first birthday and the party was in the wars again. But Malema maintains he is no monster - he listens, reflects and can be won over.
Aged just 25, Thuthukile Zuma has been bumped up to chief of staff in the telecoms department.
Setting up a biased task team, investigation or inquiry does not equate with accountability.
Samwu bigwigs live it up while comrades who ask questions about the missing millions collected from hard-working members are purged.
SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng's proposal that journalists be licensed is a ploy to get us to accept dangerous threats to our democracy.
The facts surrounding a dawn raid on an NPA employee’s house have become even murkier, as competing agendas battle it out.
The search came just hours before President Jacob Zuma questioned NPA chief Mxolisi Nxasana's fitness to hold office.
Julius Malema's paranoid side hints at something foreboding for his and our futures. For everyone's sake, he should deal better with EFF dissent.
Thanks to the Gauteng ANC's short-sighted action over the EFF's uniforms, Julius Malema has been neatly handed his next political theatre script.
New Minister of Public Enterprises Lynne Brown vows there will be changes at the top level of many of South Africa's state-owned enterprises.