Justice Malala is a renowned South African political commentator, newspaper columnist and best-selling author. Malala writes regular weekly columns for The Times newspaper and the Financial Mail magazine and a monthly column for DestinyMan magazine. He is the resident political analyst for e.tv and eNews Channel Africa. He also presents a weekly political talk show (The Justice Factor on eNCA, Mondays at 9.30pm). He is a political analyst at Lefika Securities in Johannesburg.
His latest book, We Have Now Begun Our Descent, reached number one on the South African best-seller lists in late 2015/2016 and was nominated as one of the top five non-fiction books of 2015 by the Jenny Crwys-Williams Book Club. It has been in the top ten list for more than seven months.
Between 2007 and September 2011 Malala was general manager of Avusa Media (now Times Media Group)’s stable of 44 magazines and, following that, general manager of the Sowetan and Sunday World newspapers.
Malala is a regular contributor to the Guardian in London and his work has been published internationally in newspapers such as The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, The Telegraph, The Independent, Forbes, Institutional Investor, The Age, The Observer and the Toronto Globe and Mail. He has also contributed to BBC Online and Deutsche Welle.
He has given talks and rendered political advisory to international and local institutions such as JP Morgan, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Liberty, Old Mutual, Investec, Edcon, Nedbank and many others.
Malala is a judge on the country’s most prestigious investigative journalism award, the Taco Kuiper Awards for Investigative Journalism. He was awarded the Foreign Correspondents Association Award for Courageous Journalism in 1997. He was named by the New Yorker magazine as one of the eight most fascinating Africans of 2012 along with Rwandan President Paul Kagame and Malawian president Joyce Banda.
Malala was founding editor of ThisDay, the quality, upmarket South African daily newspaper which was launched on October 7 2003 and folded a year later. Malala was an executive producer on Hard Copy I and II, a ground-breaking television series on SABC3. Hard Copy I won the Golden Horn Award for best television series.
Malala was the London Correspondent of the Sunday Times (South Africa) from 1999 to 2001. He was the newspaper’s New York correspondent from 2001 to December 2002. His collection of satirical Financial Mail columns, Let Them Eat Cake, is also available at all good bookshops.