Daniel Malan, born in Kakamas, in the Northern Cape Province on 7th September, 1946. He has lived in Pretoria, Pietermaritzburg and Durban, moved to Cape Town in the early 1970s, returning to settle in Johannesburg in 1977.
Malan painted massive murals on a number of buildings and venues in Cape Town. Dani Malan was appointed by the Head of CAPAB's Scene and Props Departments, Roy Cooke, as the Head Scene painter for the Cape Performing Arts Board, working on theatre sets for CAPAB during 1972 to 1976. He has exhibited his works in various group and one-man exhibitions in Johannesburg during the years 1968 to 1971. (Gallery 101, The Adler Fielding Gallery, Goodman Gallery and The Gallery). Malan worked as an art director from 1977 to 1982 for the magazines Escape, Style and Pace. He then formed the DaDa Graphic Editorial and produced numerous magazines and publications, such as Excellence and Femme, for independent publishers, and published the acclaimed magazine AD (Art & Design) until 1989.
Later he started Inhaus Design, which produced magazines and publications, such as Brands and Branding, Intelligence Magazine, Business 1.0 and PC Format, as well as books, such as South Africa Guest Information, Dook (Photographic book), Fancourt 1994–2009, and SA Golf and Leisure.
He recently returned full-time to his first love, art, which comprises sculpture, painting, and multimedia art.