Mr. Nkosingiphile Malinga was born in Msinga in UMzinyathi District of KwaZulu Natal. He is the is the current Municipal Manager at Okhahlamba Local Municipality
Mr. Malinga holds a BTech Management Degree from the Durban University of Technology, a BTech Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of South Africa, a Diploma in Project Management which he obtained from Damelin College, a National Diploma in Civil Engineering from Mangosuthu University Technology, and a CPMD (FMP) from Wits University.
Mr. Malinga matriculated at Mawele High School in Gxobanyawo in rural Msinga, KwaZulu Natal. He is a member of South African Institute of Civil Engineers (SAICE) and a member of Engineering South Africa (ECSA).
He joined Okhahlamba Local Municipality as the Director of Technical Services in 2012.
Before joining Okhahlamba Local Municipality he worked at UMzinyathi District Municipality as a Civil Engineering Technician between 2000 and 2005, the Department of Land Affairs as Project Engineer between 2005 and 2008, Umvoti Local Municipality as the Acting Municipal Manager from 2010 to 2011; and Umvoti Local Municipality as the Manager of Engineering Services until 2012.