Justice Malala


Justice Malala is an award-winning journalist, political commentator and current affairs speaker, television host and newspaper columnist.


He writes regular weekly columns for The Times newspaper, the Financial Mail magazine, a monthly column for DESTINY MAN magazine and regular columns for the Guardian newspaper in London.

He is the resident political analyst for e.tv and the eNews Channel Africa. He also presents a weekly political talk show – The Justice Factor – on eNCA, Mondays at 20:30pm.

Between 2007 and September 2011, Malala was the general manager of Avusa Media (now the Times Media Group)’s stable of 44 magazines and, following that, general manager of the Sowetan and Sunday World newspapers.

Justice Malala 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, CNN Online and Deutsche Welle.

Justice has given talks and rendered political advisory to international and local institutions such as JP Morgan, Liberty, Standard Chartered, Old Mutual, Investec, Edcon, Nedbank and many others.

He 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.

Justice Malala 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.

Justice was founding editor of ThisDay, the quality, upmarket South African daily newspaper which was launched on October 7th in 2003 but unfortunately folded a year later.

He was an executive producer on Hard Copy 1 and 2, a groundbreaking television series on SABC 3. Hard Copy 1 won the Golden Horn Award for the 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 of 2002.

“I really enjoy political commentary when it comes from a place of great insight rather than from a purely critical perspective. To this end I was very impressed with Justice Malala’s insights and his unbiased approach, touched with a great brand of humour.”

Margie Alt, More Stephens South Africa (Pty) Ltd., Partners’ Conference, 7th of November 2014

The institutions of democracy are falling apart or being captured by a narrow and deeply corrupt elite built around Zuma. Its infrastructure is collapsing. Its economy cannot provide succor to the eight million who don’t have jobs.

Protests over service delivery are on the rise. Does South Africa have the resolve and the leadership to stem the slide?

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