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Justice Malala

Leadership Speaker, Author of "The Plot To Save South Africa: The Week Mandela Averted Civil War and Forged a New Nation" & Political Analyst

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Justice Malala Biography

Justice Malala’s new book is The Plot To Save South Africa: The Week Mandela Averted Civil War and Forged a New Nation. He is an award-winning South African journalist, television host, political commentator, and newspaper columnist. He now lives in New York City, USA.

Malala is a regular contributor to the Guardian in London and his work has been published in The Washington Post, the Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, Times of London, and others. He also writes regular weekly columns for the Financial Mail and TimesLive in South Africa. He is a political consultant to Lefika Securities.

His last book, We Have Now Begun Our Descent, reached number one on the South African best-seller lists in 2016 and was nominated as one of the top five non-fiction books of 2015 by the influential Jenny Crwys-Williams Book Club.

Malala was formerly presenter and executive producer of the longest-running weekly political talk show in South Africa (The Justice Factor on eNCA). He was general manager of Times Media Group’s magazines division and the Publisher of the iconic Sowetan and Sunday World newspapers. In 2003 he was the co-founder and editor of ThisDay, a quality, upmarket South African daily newspaper.

Malala was the resident political analyst for eNews Channel Africa (eNCA) between 2007 and 2015. He was rated among the top five political / economic analysts of 2016, 2017 and 2018.

He has given talks and rendered political advisory to international financial institutions such as JP Morgan, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Liberty, Old Mutual, Investec, Nedbank, and many others.

Malala was a judge on SA’s most prestigious investigative journalism award, the Taco Kuiper Awards for Investigative Journalism, for ten years. 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.

Speaking Topics
  • BEYOND AFRICA RISING

    Why Africa Will Thrive Beyond The “Africa Rising” Narrative

    In the 2000s international investors and analysts hailed the growth of Africa, with the Economist and TIME magazines running cover stories emblazoned with the slogan “Africa Rising”. This was a far cry from ten years before, when the Economist shocked the world with the cover that had an image of Africa and the depressing words “The Hopeless Continent”.

    Now, many of those who heaped praise on Africa that this is the end of “Africa Rising”. They point to new conflicts in Burundi, presidents grabbing extra presidential terms, drought wreaking havoc across the continent, negative impacts of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, and poor economic growth.

    In this talk South African political commentator and author Justice Malala looks at the setbacks on the continent and considers whether this is truly the end of “Africa Rising”.

    While confronting the continent’s problems, Malala also highlights positive aspects of the Africa story: the new era of co-operation ahead as the continent’s 54 countries intensify implementation of the Africa Continental Free Trade Area agreement, peaceful elections continue to dominate, African-brokered peace deals are holding. While venture capital funding fell 35% globally in 2022, funding for the African sector grew 8% to $6.5 billion, with debt funding more than doubling to $1.5 billion, according to Partech’s 2022 Africa Tech Venture Capital Reads.

    For American companies considering expansion, there is opportunity and good news. For example, the IMF forecasts that five African countries – Libya, Senegal, Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda and Niger – will be among the top 10 fastest growing globally in 2023. Malala says astute business leaders should not look at Africa as one monolithic structure, but must learn to identify opportunities where they lie in democracies that are strengthening and are innovative.

  • SOUTH AFRICA IN 2023 AND BEYOND: ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL SCENARIOS FOR SOUTH AFRICA

    South Africa is in the dark. With electricity blackouts reaching unprecedented levels as 2023 begins, the economic and political uncertainty of past years has returned with a vengeance. Where to now? What will the country look like when it goes to national elections in 2024?

    Even before the pandemic and lockdowns that started in 2020, the SA economy was sickly. Unemployment, poverty, and inequality were on the rise. Business confidence was at historic lows. Policy uncertainty brought on by lack of clarity on land expropriation and other key policies was already seen as a deterrent to foreign and domestic investment.

    What do the outcomes of the ANC conference – at leadership and policy level – mean for the country? How can SA recover from the pandemic, the July riots, and the devastation of state capture? Is the ANC in terminal decline and what comes afterwards? What about social cohesion • are we walking apart again due to race, class, and ethnicity?

    Justice Malala has for more than 15 years been one of SA’s most perceptive and accurate political analysts. In his entertaining yet sobering latest talk he explores these pressing questions and other issues facing SA, Africa, and the world. For a sober, realistic, practical, and yet hopeful and entertaining assessment of SA’s political landscape, Justice Malala is the go-to analyst for South Africa’s most powerful businesses and organizations.

  • LEADERSHIP LESSONS FROM NELSON MANDELA’S MOST TESTING WEEK

    Justice Malala’s new book, The Plot To Save South Africa (published in the USA, Canada, the UK, and South Africa, in April 2023), recounts the never-before-told story of how Nelson Mandela, with his political opponent FW de Klerk, had to confront a terrible deed—the 1993 assassination of Mandela’s protégé and most likely successor, Chris Hani.

    The murder of the charismatic Hani by a white supremacist threatened to derail South Africa’s fragile democracy talks and plunge the country into racial war. Following the actions of Nelson Mandela and others over the next nine days of growing chaos, protests, reprisal killings, arson and calls for paramilitary units to get combat-ready, Malala illustrates the leadership lessons we can use in business and in key leadership moments. In an entertaining, visual and cinematic talk, Malala shows us how Mandela taught us about collaboration by reaching out to his opponent FW de Klerk, how stepping back is also leading, how leaders face up to their mistakes and weaknesses, how one leads in times of chaos, how to keep your enemies close, and so much more. Malala’s book has already been named by Publishers’ Weekly as one of its top ten most anticipated history books of 2023 and has received Booklist’s coveted starred review.

    Malala is well known for his deep political analysis and his entertaining, predictive, talks. Malala has now developed a powerful new talk for leadership strategy sessions, sales teams, management breakaways and anyone interested in harnessing the power of leadership in our fast-changing world.

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The Plot to Save South Africa: The Week Mandela Averted Civil War and Forged a New Nation

The Plot to Save South Africa: The Week Mandela Averted Civil War and Forged a New Nation

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Leadership Speaker, Author of "The Plot To Save South Africa: The Week Mandela Averted Civil War and Forged a New Nation" & Political Analyst

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Justice Malala Biography

Justice Malala’s new book is The Plot To Save South Africa: The Week Mandela Averted Civil War and Forged a New Nation. He is an award-winning South African journalist, television host, political commentator, and newspaper columnist. He now lives in New York City, USA.

Malala is a regular contributor to the Guardian in London and his work has been published in The Washington Post, the Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, Times of London, and others. He also writes regular weekly columns for the Financial Mail and TimesLive in South Africa. He is a political consultant to Lefika Securities.

His last book, We Have Now Begun Our Descent, reached number one on the South African best-seller lists in 2016 and was nominated as one of the top five non-fiction books of 2015 by the influential Jenny Crwys-Williams Book Club.

Malala was formerly presenter and executive producer of the longest-running weekly political talk show in South Africa (The Justice Factor on eNCA). He was general manager of Times Media Group’s magazines division and the Publisher of the iconic Sowetan and Sunday World newspapers. In 2003 he was the co-founder and editor of ThisDay, a quality, upmarket South African daily newspaper.

Malala was the resident political analyst for eNews Channel Africa (eNCA) between 2007 and 2015. He was rated among the top five political / economic analysts of 2016, 2017 and 2018.

He has given talks and rendered political advisory to international financial institutions such as JP Morgan, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Liberty, Old Mutual, Investec, Nedbank, and many others.

Malala was a judge on SA’s most prestigious investigative journalism award, the Taco Kuiper Awards for Investigative Journalism, for ten years. 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.

Justice Malala Speaking Topics

  • BEYOND AFRICA RISING

    Why Africa Will Thrive Beyond The “Africa Rising” Narrative

    In the 2000s international investors and analysts hailed the growth of Africa, with the Economist and TIME magazines running cover stories emblazoned with the slogan “Africa Rising”. This was a far cry from ten years before, when the Economist shocked the world with the cover that had an image of Africa and the depressing words “The Hopeless Continent”.

    Now, many of those who heaped praise on Africa that this is the end of “Africa Rising”. They point to new conflicts in Burundi, presidents grabbing extra presidential terms, drought wreaking havoc across the continent, negative impacts of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, and poor economic growth.

    In this talk South African political commentator and author Justice Malala looks at the setbacks on the continent and considers whether this is truly the end of “Africa Rising”.

    While confronting the continent’s problems, Malala also highlights positive aspects of the Africa story: the new era of co-operation ahead as the continent’s 54 countries intensify implementation of the Africa Continental Free Trade Area agreement, peaceful elections continue to dominate, African-brokered peace deals are holding. While venture capital funding fell 35% globally in 2022, funding for the African sector grew 8% to $6.5 billion, with debt funding more than doubling to $1.5 billion, according to Partech’s 2022 Africa Tech Venture Capital Reads.

    For American companies considering expansion, there is opportunity and good news. For example, the IMF forecasts that five African countries – Libya, Senegal, Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda and Niger – will be among the top 10 fastest growing globally in 2023. Malala says astute business leaders should not look at Africa as one monolithic structure, but must learn to identify opportunities where they lie in democracies that are strengthening and are innovative.

  • SOUTH AFRICA IN 2023 AND BEYOND: ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL SCENARIOS FOR SOUTH AFRICA

    South Africa is in the dark. With electricity blackouts reaching unprecedented levels as 2023 begins, the economic and political uncertainty of past years has returned with a vengeance. Where to now? What will the country look like when it goes to national elections in 2024?

    Even before the pandemic and lockdowns that started in 2020, the SA economy was sickly. Unemployment, poverty, and inequality were on the rise. Business confidence was at historic lows. Policy uncertainty brought on by lack of clarity on land expropriation and other key policies was already seen as a deterrent to foreign and domestic investment.

    What do the outcomes of the ANC conference – at leadership and policy level – mean for the country? How can SA recover from the pandemic, the July riots, and the devastation of state capture? Is the ANC in terminal decline and what comes afterwards? What about social cohesion • are we walking apart again due to race, class, and ethnicity?

    Justice Malala has for more than 15 years been one of SA’s most perceptive and accurate political analysts. In his entertaining yet sobering latest talk he explores these pressing questions and other issues facing SA, Africa, and the world. For a sober, realistic, practical, and yet hopeful and entertaining assessment of SA’s political landscape, Justice Malala is the go-to analyst for South Africa’s most powerful businesses and organizations.

  • LEADERSHIP LESSONS FROM NELSON MANDELA’S MOST TESTING WEEK

    Justice Malala’s new book, The Plot To Save South Africa (published in the USA, Canada, the UK, and South Africa, in April 2023), recounts the never-before-told story of how Nelson Mandela, with his political opponent FW de Klerk, had to confront a terrible deed—the 1993 assassination of Mandela’s protégé and most likely successor, Chris Hani.

    The murder of the charismatic Hani by a white supremacist threatened to derail South Africa’s fragile democracy talks and plunge the country into racial war. Following the actions of Nelson Mandela and others over the next nine days of growing chaos, protests, reprisal killings, arson and calls for paramilitary units to get combat-ready, Malala illustrates the leadership lessons we can use in business and in key leadership moments. In an entertaining, visual and cinematic talk, Malala shows us how Mandela taught us about collaboration by reaching out to his opponent FW de Klerk, how stepping back is also leading, how leaders face up to their mistakes and weaknesses, how one leads in times of chaos, how to keep your enemies close, and so much more. Malala’s book has already been named by Publishers’ Weekly as one of its top ten most anticipated history books of 2023 and has received Booklist’s coveted starred review.

    Malala is well known for his deep political analysis and his entertaining, predictive, talks. Malala has now developed a powerful new talk for leadership strategy sessions, sales teams, management breakaways and anyone interested in harnessing the power of leadership in our fast-changing world.

Justice Malala Videos

  • Justice Malala, Author & Political Commentator, In Conversation With Trevor
    In this week's episode, Trevor sits down with Justice Malala, a South African Political Commentator, Author, TV host and Newspaper Columnist. They...

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  • How to book Justice Malala?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Justice Malala for both live and virtual events for over 20 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Justice Malala, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Justice Malala or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Justice Malala?

    Speaking fees for Justice Malala, or any other keynote speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The amount that Justice Malala charges to speak often varies according to the circumstances, including their schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Justice Malala, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Justice Malala?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Justice Malala for clients worldwide for more than 20 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Justice Malala for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Justice Malala or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Justice Malala or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Justice Malala is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as BEYOND AFRICA RISING, SOUTH AFRICA IN 2023 AND BEYOND: ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL SCENARIOS FOR SOUTH AFRICA and LEADERSHIP LESSONS FROM NELSON MANDELA’S MOST TESTING WEEK. The estimated speaking fee range to book Justice Malala for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Justice Malala generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Jason Schenker, Josep Colomer, Van Jones, Bernard Baumohl and Elizabeth Crofoot. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Justice Malala for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Justice Malala Speaking Topics

  • BEYOND AFRICA RISING

    Why Africa Will Thrive Beyond The “Africa Rising” Narrative

    In the 2000s international investors and analysts hailed the growth of Africa, with the Economist and TIME magazines running cover stories emblazoned with the slogan “Africa Rising”. This was a far cry from ten years before, when the Economist shocked the world with the cover that had an image of Africa and the depressing words “The Hopeless Continent”.

    Now, many of those who heaped praise on Africa that this is the end of “Africa Rising”. They point to new conflicts in Burundi, presidents grabbing extra presidential terms, drought wreaking havoc across the continent, negative impacts of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, and poor economic growth.

    In this talk South African political commentator and author Justice Malala looks at the setbacks on the continent and considers whether this is truly the end of “Africa Rising”.

    While confronting the continent’s problems, Malala also highlights positive aspects of the Africa story: the new era of co-operation ahead as the continent’s 54 countries intensify implementation of the Africa Continental Free Trade Area agreement, peaceful elections continue to dominate, African-brokered peace deals are holding. While venture capital funding fell 35% globally in 2022, funding for the African sector grew 8% to $6.5 billion, with debt funding more than doubling to $1.5 billion, according to Partech’s 2022 Africa Tech Venture Capital Reads.

    For American companies considering expansion, there is opportunity and good news. For example, the IMF forecasts that five African countries – Libya, Senegal, Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda and Niger – will be among the top 10 fastest growing globally in 2023. Malala says astute business leaders should not look at Africa as one monolithic structure, but must learn to identify opportunities where they lie in democracies that are strengthening and are innovative.

  • SOUTH AFRICA IN 2023 AND BEYOND: ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL SCENARIOS FOR SOUTH AFRICA

    South Africa is in the dark. With electricity blackouts reaching unprecedented levels as 2023 begins, the economic and political uncertainty of past years has returned with a vengeance. Where to now? What will the country look like when it goes to national elections in 2024?

    Even before the pandemic and lockdowns that started in 2020, the SA economy was sickly. Unemployment, poverty, and inequality were on the rise. Business confidence was at historic lows. Policy uncertainty brought on by lack of clarity on land expropriation and other key policies was already seen as a deterrent to foreign and domestic investment.

    What do the outcomes of the ANC conference – at leadership and policy level – mean for the country? How can SA recover from the pandemic, the July riots, and the devastation of state capture? Is the ANC in terminal decline and what comes afterwards? What about social cohesion • are we walking apart again due to race, class, and ethnicity?

    Justice Malala has for more than 15 years been one of SA’s most perceptive and accurate political analysts. In his entertaining yet sobering latest talk he explores these pressing questions and other issues facing SA, Africa, and the world. For a sober, realistic, practical, and yet hopeful and entertaining assessment of SA’s political landscape, Justice Malala is the go-to analyst for South Africa’s most powerful businesses and organizations.

  • LEADERSHIP LESSONS FROM NELSON MANDELA’S MOST TESTING WEEK

    Justice Malala’s new book, The Plot To Save South Africa (published in the USA, Canada, the UK, and South Africa, in April 2023), recounts the never-before-told story of how Nelson Mandela, with his political opponent FW de Klerk, had to confront a terrible deed—the 1993 assassination of Mandela’s protégé and most likely successor, Chris Hani.

    The murder of the charismatic Hani by a white supremacist threatened to derail South Africa’s fragile democracy talks and plunge the country into racial war. Following the actions of Nelson Mandela and others over the next nine days of growing chaos, protests, reprisal killings, arson and calls for paramilitary units to get combat-ready, Malala illustrates the leadership lessons we can use in business and in key leadership moments. In an entertaining, visual and cinematic talk, Malala shows us how Mandela taught us about collaboration by reaching out to his opponent FW de Klerk, how stepping back is also leading, how leaders face up to their mistakes and weaknesses, how one leads in times of chaos, how to keep your enemies close, and so much more. Malala’s book has already been named by Publishers’ Weekly as one of its top ten most anticipated history books of 2023 and has received Booklist’s coveted starred review.

    Malala is well known for his deep political analysis and his entertaining, predictive, talks. Malala has now developed a powerful new talk for leadership strategy sessions, sales teams, management breakaways and anyone interested in harnessing the power of leadership in our fast-changing world.

Justice Malala Speaker Videos

  • Justice Malala, Author & Political Commentator, In Conversation With Trevor
    In this week's episode, Trevor sits down with Justice Malala, a South African Political Commentator, Author, TV host and Newspaper Columnist. They discuss the state of journalism, South Africa's...

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