Verashni Pillay joined M&G in 2009. The Mail and Guardian is a South African weekly news paper. Pillay has worked with the publication closely and also helped them in receiving various awards and also reaching new heights in online editorial division.
In 2013, she was promoted to associate editor and also a senior reporter. The M&G page says “Her energy, digital knowledge and passion for media management and good journalism makes her the ideal candidate for the role of editor at the M&G” in regard to her being the new editor-in-chief.