Verashni Pillay

Verashni Pillay is the former editor-in-chief of the Mail & Guardian, and inaugural editor-in chief of Huffington Post South Africa. She has worked at various periods as senior reporter covering politics and general news, specialises in mediamanagement and relishes the task of putting together the right team to create compelling and principled journalism across multiple platforms.

Verashni Pillay: Why I’m leaving the Mail & Guardian

The M&G editor-in-chief explains her decision to leave the publication after overseeing a rapid turnaround in sales and circulation.

The Mail and Guardian apologises: Our Malema tweets were misleading and offensive

Tweets shouldn't fuel HIV-related stigma. The Mail and Guardian's tweets did. Here's why.

The M&G re-launched: It’s not just a new website, it’s a new way of thinking

The M&G is proud to reveal a brand new website, along with a fresh strategy to deliver the content that matters most to you right to your fingertips.

Thuli Madonsela on faith and its role in society

While public protector Thuli Madonsela believes in the separation between religion and state, her faith informs her commitment to values in her work.

#UnfairAndLovely: How growing up in Africa helped me own my skin colour

Verashni Pillay reflects on the #UnfairAndLovely campaign that celebrates the dark skin of those of South Indian heritage, like herself.

Mea culpa: We should have done better

The M&G is committed to learning from its mistake in rushing the article about FW de Klerk giving "political leadership" lessons to Mmusi Maimane.

Sona: Chaotic scenes as EFF thrown out of Parliament

The EFF caucus, chanting 'Zupta must fall', were escorted out of Parliament for disrupting President Jacob Zuma's State of the Nation address.

Is FW de Klerk tutoring Mmusi Maimane?

Insiders say the Democratic Alliance boss is taking "leadership classes" from the controversial ex-president.

(Im)perfect wedding outrage has a silver lining

Men and women are starting to push back against an ingrained culture of sexual violence in South Africa.

Julius Malema crushes on ‘civilised’ England

Verashni Pillay finds out what happened on Juju's UK trip in addition to the EFF leader's critique of Nelson Mandela's legacy.

Malusi Gigaba and the perils of Instagram

It’s one thing to claim the home affairs minister cheated, but another for Buhle Mkhize to say an SA intelligence official ‘bribed’ her to keep silent

Press Releases

Transport Month

An infrastructure-led recovery will help to stimulate demand in the South African economy, which is vital post the Covid-19 pandemic

Limpopo’s Economic Recovery Plan to fight Covid-19 impact

Billions have been set aside to help farmers and industries get back on their feet as part of the Limpopo Socio-Economic Recovery Plan

Disrupt the corrupt

Whistle-blowers should be seen as real heroes in the fight against corruption and we need a change in culture for this to happen

Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

The financial decisions made during your life journey, and their impact on your retirement outcome

The longer you save towards retirement the larger your retirement savings are expected to be due to the effect of compounding interest

In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

'Make interest rates zero and inflation goes up and then people save less – we need savings to fund investment in this country'

Secure your business from cyber threats

Many business-grade security systems now have built-in learning systems and AI to help businesses stay up to date with protection

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