Justice Malala is the Founding Editor of This Day, the acclaimed national quality daily newspaper that folded in October 2004 due to financial difficulties. Justice Malala was trained at the Independent School of Journalism and joined The Star as a general reporter in 1993. He went on to become the newspaper’s Education Reporter, Labour Reporter, Provincial Correspondent and Political Correspondent. He joined the Financial Mail in 1997 as a senior writer covering parliament and politics and was awarded the Foreign Correspondents Association’s Award for Outstanding Journalism later that year.
In 1997 Justice Malala also won the Adult Basic Education Book of the Year Award for his novella, “Before the Rains Come.” Justice Malala joined The Sunday Times’ political team as a senior writer in late 1998. He spent four months covering President Thabo Mbeki’s 1999 election campaign. He was appointed London correspondent of the Sunday Times in December 1999. In May 2002 Malala moved to New York where he established the newspaper’s bureau. Malala has written regular political columns for The Star and The Sunday Times, a television column for The Star Tonight! and a foreign affairs column for The Sunday Times.
He has contributed articles to a large number of South African publications ranging from Y Magazine, Enterprise, Sunday Independent, and Femina to various specialist publications. His work has been published internationally in newspapers such as The Guardian, The Independent, Forbes and The Observer. He has also contributed to BBC Online and Deutsche Welle. Malala holds a BA in Politics and English from the University of South Africa and numerous journalism diplomas.