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The explain.co.za team

Verashni Pillay

Verashni Pillay

MD and editor-in-chief

Verashni is the founder of explain, and is passionate about empowering citizens to hold those in power to account. She has served in senior leadership roles at major publications.

Luke Hutchinson

Luke Hutchinson

Operations manager

Luke is an experienced project manager, consultant and engineer. He is passionate about solving problems and keeping things running smoothly.

Luvo Mnyobe

Luvo Mnyobe

Campaign management

Luvo has a degree in Journalism & Media Studies from Rhodes University. His journalistic interest lies in social justice, arts & culture and politics reporting.

Aarti Bhana

Aarti Bhana

The Wrap head writer

Aarti is a journalist, researcher and writer based in Johannesburg. She uses her writing to explore South Africa’s complex dynamics, especially poverty, politics and human rights.

Lesego Chepape

Lesego Chepape

Multimedia

Lesego is committed to bringing our country’s many untold stories to screen, in ways that are honest, impactful, and visually appealing.

Thebogo Mabuela

Thebogo Mabuela

Social media

Thebogo is invested in local politics, has a nose for news and loves to learn. She is passionate about the journalistic values of explain.

Natasha Joseph

Natasha Joseph

Associate editor

Natasha has over 15 years of experience as a journalist and editor. She is passionate about passing on her skills, and hopes in some small way to help drive long overdue and genuine transformation in SA’s media industry.


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