M&G appoints new editor-in-chief
Johannesburg - Verashni Pillay is the Mail & Guardian's new editor-in-chief, the newspaper announced on its website on Monday.
Phillip de Wet, who has been at the M&G since 2012, will be acting deputy editor. The announcement came after the paper lost its editor-in-chief Chris Roper, editor Angela Quintal and deputy editor Moshoeshoe Monare within in three months of each other.
Following the announcement on Monday, Pillay said she had thought long and hard about taking the job, but was excited.
"In the end the Mail & Guardian is an incredibly special place and, despite all the recent difficulty, is in a good position to rebuild and create something fresh for our current audience," she told News24.
"I know the publication and its people really well, having worked there for five years in various roles, and I feel I am well positioned to hit the ground running. I think most people at the M&G really just want to move on now and get back to what they do best: creating great journalism."