Bongani Bingwa has established himself as a respected and well-known presenter. His passion for broadcasting was implanted in him at a young age, in 1993, when he worked as a presenter for children’s television on SABC’s TV1. Following that he quickly progressed to presenting for a more mature audience on shows like Your Own Business and Channel O on DSTV.
For more than a decade of his career he has been a presenter and journalist for one of South Africa’s longest running investigative shows, Carte Blanche. During his career Bongani has interviewed thought leaders, senior politicians, captains of industry, authors, celebrities and headliners on the global stage. More than a few wrongdoers have come under the glare of his probing questions for the show.
Another remarkable feat under his belt is when he was anchor host on The Oscar Pistorius Trail Channel 199, which was viewed by audiences around the world.
In addition to his successful career in broadcasting and presenting, Bongani has facilitated discussions at big conferences as well as spoken at corporate, government and charity events. He has likewise conducted on-stage and camera interviews with international figures, like Tony Blair, Thabo Mbeki, Al Gore, Rudi Giuliani, Graca Machel as well as CEO’s and other leaders in various industries.
Bongani started his career as a journalist in 2005 on Talk Radio 702 as a new anchor. He quickly progressed to hosting his own show, Talk at Nine. He is a recognised leader in the industry and in Vanity Fair’s July 2007 Africa feature he was highlighted among a select few journalists and media specialists.
Before starting his career, Bongani studied politics and holds a Bachelor of Arts from UNISA.