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 story-telling.
Insiders say the Democratic Alliance boss is taking "leadership classes" from the controversial ex-president.
Men and women are starting to push back against an ingrained culture of sexual violence in South Africa.
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New Independent Electoral Commission chair Vuma Mashinini says he owes loyalty to nobody, no matter what positions he held in the past.
New M&G editor-in-chief Verashni Pillay discusses what tablet edition subscribers can expect in the future.
How do we make sense of the terrible violence being committed against other Africans? asks Verashni Pillay.
Mahatma Gandhi’s pacifist philosophy inspired many, but his remarks about black South Africans mean his legacy is not beyond reproach.