Deli Malinga is a South African actress with an extensive television resumé, active in the entertainment industry since 1989.
She is best known for her role as Sarah Ngcobo, the wife of Khaphela (played by Mike Mvelase), in the SABC1 soapie Generations.
She is also known for her role as Ntombizodwa, Suffocate's (Mduduzi Mabaso) traditional aunt who convinces him that polygamy is a way out of his problems, in the e.tv soapie Rhythm City.
She attended Ekwazini High School in Umlazi and Phambili High School in Durban.
Deli has appeared in a wide range of genre television over multiple broadcasters, including roles in e.tv's cop drama Jozi Streets, the SABC2 sitcom Mponeng, the SABC1 dramas Gaz'lam, Home Affairs and Mfolozi Street; the M-Net drama Jacob's Cross and the Mzansi Magic drama Saints and Sinners.
Aside from Generations and Rhythm City she has acted in numerous other soapies and telenovelas including iNkaba, Isibaya, Greed & Desire and The Queen (all on Mzansi Magic); Broken Vows and Imbewu on e.tv; and Lingashoni on 1Magic.
In 2021 she had a starring role in the Mzansi Magic Sunday night drama series Umkhokha.