Bongani Bingwa has been a television presenter and voice over artist for the last 16 years, beginning in his teens on children’s TV. His experience includes a variety of shows, both serious and frivolous entertainment. He has worked on Channel O, S.A.B.C. English News, Your Own Business to mention a few, and of course, he is currently a presenter-journalist on Carte Blanche.
Bongani joined the programme as an anchor for Carte Blanche Africa – the version of the show that is screened outside Southern Africa and abroad. There are viewers in the U.S. and Europe (on the Africa Channel) and the rest of Africa. His responsibilities include on-field reporting, script writing and research on stories.
His background as a journalist includes a stint on Talk Radio 702 where he began as a News Anchor and progressed to hosting his own show – Talk at Nine. He has interviewed ordinary folks as well as international stars and leading politicians. Highlights include, Luther Van Dross, George Benson, Spike Lee, government ministers, opposition political leaders, senior business executives, authors and other high profile individuals – too many to mention!
Bongani was educated at Wits University where he studied for a B.A. degree majoring in History and English. Bongani has also completed various courses on Youth Development and has a strong passion for mentorship programmes that involve young people. He was highlighted as part of with a select group of film and television media specialists for Vanity Fair’s Africa feature in July 2007.
He has also been twice featured on Jenny Crwys-Williams’ “In Conversation” as a celebrity interviewer with author John Van Der Ruit. He is also a much in-demand MC at corporate functions – from The Gary Player Invitational to the Inyathelo Awards, he has hosted events for some of the country’s biggest corporate names including Standard Bank, the Development Bank, the CRF-Business Report Leading Managers, the Ritz-Carlton AMC International Group Leadership Awards and many others.
He has also acted in a number of television series including Generations, Sesame Street, Investigate Your Universe, Isidingo, Jozi Streets and Zero Tolerance.
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