(1994 - )

Joseph Mwale at KZN open 2015

Joseph has the distinction of being Africa's youngest ever national champion. His father taught him and his brothers George and Chuma the moves. Joseph was born in Malawi, where he is a many times national champion, with his first title win at the tender age of 13 years old. He has been the highest rated Malawian on the FIDE rating list for some years, but has only represented Malawi at the Olympiad in 2012 and in 2018.

Joseph Mwale tied first in the 2015 Durban championship and was also the KZN champion in 2015. He won the Durban championship outright in 2016, but was unsuccessful in defending his KZN title. He subsequently moved to Tshwane, where he has won numerous tournaments.

Other Results

Joseph won the 2015 KZN open championship. A more detailed report on this tournament, including several annotated games, appears on my KZN news blog.


Joseph has a sharp tactical style. One of his best games was his sacrificial miniature against Danisa played in March 2015 (game here), which was first annotated on my KZN news blog.

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