The Mail & Guardian newspaper has announced Verashnie Pillay as its new Editor-in-Chief.
Pillay made a video announcement of her appointment on social media. This was seen as a statement of how she's planning to run the newspaper - digital first.
Pillay will take up her new role on October 19.
CapeTalk’s/702’s Stephen Grootes spoke to Pillay about her appointment:
My main priorities will be creating stability, consulting with the team and creating a new editorial vision to go forward to a rather challenging but exciting era of journalism in South Africa.— Verashnie Pillay, New Editor-in-Chief - M&G