Profile

Cover photo
Verified name
Verashni Pillay
Works at Mail & Guardian Online
Attended Rhodes University
Lives in Johannesburg
967 followers|26,229 views
AboutPostsPhotosYouTubeReviews

Stream

Verashni Pillay

Shared publicly  - 
 
My column today... and yes I never update this page! I'm sorry. you can find me over at http://facebook.com/verashnipillay or http://twitter.com/verashni till I get my act together over here. 
 
So the death of South African rapper Nkuleleko “Flabba” Habedi, from hip hop group Skwatta Kamp, signalled a feeding frenzy on Monday. As details emerged that he was allegedly stabbed by his girlfriend during an argument, fans went on a bit of a hunt through Flabba’s extensive social media profile to find evidence of the woman.
Barely had the news landed and already South Africans had started on their favourite activity: myth-making in celebrity lives gone wrong.
1 comment on original post
1
galafani masilela's profile photo
 
please get your act together. here you behave or you jump!
lol,
we need your attention here too.

we are all same human beings made with the same flaws and faults, and some of those are psychological, others will go as further as spiritual(i dont know what came over me, evil made me do it!). they impact on us all whether we are intellectuals, politicians, celebrities, pastors rich or poor.

i wont speculate on what made her commit such a heinous act. what disturbs me the most is the reaction from the society at large. we are a sick society. we have reduced this tragedy to woman vs man gender battles. feminists on one side and misogynists on the other. comments like if this was a woman then we'd all be in arms or men now know how it feels to be victims of domestic violence! unbelievable.

im always of the view that we are under a traumatic duress caused by the past we are all aware of, as such we all need national psychotherapy .

@galafani1
Add a comment...

Verashni Pillay

Shared publicly  - 
 
I spent time at Numsa's political school and left impressed. Read about how the real re-alignment of SA politics is taking place beyond the headlines. 
Numsa is planning its break with the ANC carefully, if its political school is much to go by, and preparing the way for a distinct labour movement.
1
Tebogo Magokong's profile photo
3 comments
 
DJ PHOND STUDIO MIX ROCK HOUSE BARCADI.
Add a comment...

Verashni Pillay

Shared publicly  - 
 
My column today: an inside peak at the DA's recent policy conference and what it means for the party.
Lindiwe Mazibuko and others have scored a victory in the DA with its decision that race matters, which puts the party on a more interesting course.
2
Add a comment...

Verashni Pillay

Shared publicly  - 
 
Respected analyst, author and talk show host Eusebius McKaiser, who is writing a book on the DA, will appear on our hangout with the party's parliamentary leader and young star to talk about the DA's bungling over a BEE bill and where to from here. Join us!
Join our live video with DA parliamentary leader Lindiwe Mazibuko and ask your questions about the party's handling of a contentious race quota Bill.
1
Add a comment...

Verashni Pillay

Shared publicly  - 
 
My column today: something I've been thinking about for some time - how the good news obsession of our ANC-led government is actually costing us lives. 
Jacob Zuma's good-news philosophy is costing us lives, writes Verashni Pillay, in the wake of the Kenya attack and the release of the crime stats.
1
Add a comment...

Verashni Pillay

Shared publicly  - 
 
Enjoyed the M&G #hangout  with +Craig McKune today, talking Gold Fields alleged bribery of #ANC Baleka Mbete. Check out the highlights here. CC: +Elizma Nolte +Julie Taylor 
Investigative journalist Craig McKune talks us through our Gold Fields story and the alleged bribe investigation that was hidden from the public.
1
Add a comment...
Have her in circles
967 people
Sekoetlane Jacob Phamodi's profile photo
Sapna Jain's profile photo
amadou dia's profile photo
Abel Matsimela's profile photo
Daniel Morcos's profile photo
Khabza Mkhize's profile photo
Chayan Roy's profile photo
Yves Tambashe's profile photo
Morgan  Rumario's profile photo

Verashni Pillay

Shared publicly  - 
 
Julius Malema is not interested in Numsa if they're not interested in him, and won't let sequestration slow down a "black cat with many lives".
Julius Malema is not interested in Numsa if they're not interested in him, and won't let sequestration slow down a
2
1
Alex RSA's profile photoJohn Hersey's profile photoZayne Arnold's profile photo
2 comments
 
wow, your profile is very out of date. 2014? Goodness!
Add a comment...

Verashni Pillay

Shared publicly  - 
 
My story from today
Mamphela Ramphele has offered little explaination on why her decision to run as the DA's presidential candidate was not discussed with Agang members.
2
Sterling Ferguson's profile photo
 
Why it took so long for this paper to let the public know about the importance of trade between the US and SA?   The biggest myth circulating in SA is about what China doing for SA and never about the US.   The left winger in the ANC is having a ball telling lies about China.   Very good article you wrote today.
Add a comment...

Verashni Pillay

Shared publicly  - 
 
Highlights from our #hangout  with Lindiwe Mazibuko. 
The DA's parliamentary leader comes clean on the need for race-based policies and the contest between her and Mmusi Maimane, during the M&G Hangout.
1
1
Fortune Mgwili-Sibanda's profile photo
Add a comment...

Verashni Pillay

Shared publicly  - 
 
Decided to do a theology-themed column again today. It's amazing how often South African public life and news gives me an opportunity to do these. 
President Jacob Zuma's reading of the Bible misses an important point: we are allowed to criticise his decisions whether he likes it or not.
1
Markus Cromhout's profile photo
 
When Apostle Paul wrote, of course, he also believed that the government of the day (the Roman Empire and allied kings) would be overthrown soon with the return of Christ. ;-)
Add a comment...

Verashni Pillay

Shared publicly  - 
 
Covering the ANCYL this week. Some interesting stories to be told. Here's one for a start:
Factional battles and Jacob Zuma’s fight for survival within the ANC were responsible in part for the ANC not thinking ahead to the 2014 elections.
2
Markus Cromhout's profile photo
 
"All it means they will have less of a majority than they did last time."

I really hope it will be nothing more than 55%, and I really really hope, they won't loose too many votes to the EFF. Our youth really need to think about this one. 
Add a comment...

Verashni Pillay

Shared publicly  - 
 
And on a more serious note...
The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa comes from a worker-centred tradition that puts it on a collision course with the ANC.
1
Add a comment...
People
Have her in circles
967 people
Sekoetlane Jacob Phamodi's profile photo
Sapna Jain's profile photo
amadou dia's profile photo
Abel Matsimela's profile photo
Daniel Morcos's profile photo
Khabza Mkhize's profile photo
Chayan Roy's profile photo
Yves Tambashe's profile photo
Morgan  Rumario's profile photo
Education
  • Rhodes University
Basic Information
Gender
Female
Work
Occupation
Journalist
Employment
  • Mail & Guardian Online
    Journalist, present
  • News24
Places
Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
Currently
Johannesburg
Previously
Pretoria - Pretoria, Grahamstown, Utrecht, Cape Town,
Amazing food and area for watching movies
Public - a month ago
reviewed a month ago
1 review
Map
Map
Map