Online Deputy Editor, Mail & Guardian, South Africa
Verashni Pillay, born 11 February 1984 in Pretoria, South Africa, is the
deputy editor online of the Mail & Guardian, the region's premier quality
publication for investigative journalism and political coverage.
She graduated with a first class honours degree in journalism from Rhodes
University in 2007, and went on to work as an online journalist at the
country's largest website, News24, for 2.5 years.
She was recruited by the Mail & Guardian and began working as an online
journalist in October 2009. Within a month she was promoted to Managing
Editor Online, and as of November 2010 is the Deputy Editor for the
website. She is currently tasked with over-seeing and commissioning all
editorial content online, coordinating and managing the 13-member online
editorial team, spearheading convergence with the newspaper, setting up
social media platforms and running special projects.
Verashni also writes a widely-read weekly column on current affairs, and
regularly appears on radio and TV to comment on current affairs and social