Verashni Pillay is a contributor at 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.
This is the latest in a long line of mysterious allegations, which prove that South Africa must demand its political parties disclose their funders.
The Cape Times debacle is just one example of how DA leader Helen Zille can show scant respect for journalists and the media, writes Verashni Pillay.
We celebrate the first penis transplant but if we ignore the botched initiations behind it we’re just in one big dick contest, says Verashni Pillay.
Verashni Pillay unpacks the most powerful parts of the documentary "India's Daughter", showing us the implications of being a woman in India.
Her last column was a plea for empathy and understanding, writes Verashni Pillay, not an attempt to drive white guilt.
There’s a reason we can’t just “move on” and get over apartheid. Its effects are still very real for black South Africans, writes Verashni Pillay.
Former president Thabo Mbeki may have backtracked on his Sona comments, but SA needs more credible leaders to lead the charge, says Verashni Pillay.
Julius Malema could have proved his critics wrong but didn't. Verashni Pillay lists five mistakes that have created such disgruntlement in the party.
As the country mourns Top Billing presenter Simba Mhere, it is time for all those who drink and drive to ask whether they are part of the problem.
We can have more honest conversations about race but we cannot reject forgiveness and its aim of reconciliation, writes Verashni Pillay.