Manqoba Nxumalo is the Mail & Guardian's Eugene Saldanha Fellow for social justice reporting in 2013.
Nxumalo started his journalism career at the Swazi Observer, a government-controlled Mbabane-based newspaper, in 2004.
The following year he moved to the kingdom's only independent newspaper, Times of Swaziland, where he reported on diverse issues for six years. During this time Manqoba completed a diploma in law at the University of Swaziland while doing court reporting for the newspaper.
This experience drove his passion to use journalism as a tool to change the injustices of the world and give a voice to those without one.
His work put him at odds with authorities in Swaziland, and in 2011 Manqoba moved to South Africa to continue telling his stories. He has written for a range of local and international publications.