Bongani Bingwa Biography

Bongani Bingwa Biography

Bongani Bingwa (born in 1974) is a South African TV presenter, actor, and voice artist. The onscreen personality is best known for presenting inserts for the M-Net current affairs show Carte Blanche.

His achievements have made many South Africans admire his talents. He is also best known for his weekday shows Breakfast with Bongani Bingwa. It covers developing stories from newsmakers making headlines.

Bongani Bingwa biography

Profile Summary

Full Name:                                     Bongani Bingwa

Stage Name:                                 1974 (age 48 years old)

Place of Birth:                                Eastern Cape, South Africa

Nationality:                                   South African

Ethnicity:                                      Black

Education:                                    History and English

Alma Mater:                                 Wits University

Wife • Spouse:                             N/A

Occupation:                                 Rapper • Songwriter

Years Active:                               1993-date

Net Worth:                                  $1.3 million

Profile:                                       Instagram • Twitter


Bongani Bingwa was born in 1974 in Eastern Cape, South Africa. At age 12, he moved to Gauteng. He had always had a thing for the radio when he discovered that people wanted to make sense of the world.

While he grew up, he continued to listen to the radio which claimed the larger share of his source of news and entertainment. Most of the time, he would listen to Radio Transkei. He spent most of his childhood days in the Eastern Cape.

Bongani’s obsession with the radio, Radio Metro, Radio Bop, and Radio 5, grew during his teenage days.


He had his primary and secondary school education in South Africa. After matric, he enrolled to study History and English at the University of Witwatersrand. Bingwa also had lessons on Youth Development.


Bongani Bingwa work

He boasts of over 20 years in the broadcast industry as a Journalist. Bongani presented on a kids’ show on SABC1 in 1993. He later started to host relatively mature content on many shows on TV. He was the host of Channel O’s Your Own Business.

In 2005, he made his debut on the radio at the community station, Radio Today. Bongani has been a presenter and journalist for the TV show Carte Blanche. On the SA’s longest-running investigative television show, he has worked for over a decade.

As a presenter and journalist, he has had the opportunity to interview notable personalities. He landed a stint on Talk Radio 702 as a News Anchor. Later, he became the host of his show Talk at Nine. He has also done acting in many television series. Bongani was cast as a lawyer in season one of Generations.

He played the role of Clement Khanyile in Isindigo. Other television credits include Sesame Street, Investigate Your Universe, and Jozi Streets. He also was cast in seasons one, two, and three of Zero Tolerance as Zach Zongwane.

Bingwa has also made theatre appearances and acted in A Street care Named Desire and Master Harold & The Boys.

Personal Life

Many have labeled the South African journalist as gay. They hold on to the fact that he doesn’t talk about his love life. Unlike other celebrities who rather show the world their spouse and partner, Bongani rather keeps his love life off the media.

The television personality speaks three languages; Xhosa, English, and Zulu.

Television Roles

  • Carte Blanche as Presenter
  • Carte Blanche Consumer as Reporter
  • Carte Blanche Extra as Presenter
  • Carte Blanche Medical as Host
  • Generations as Lawyer
  • Isidingo as Clement Khanyile
  • Jozi Streets as Patrick
  • Zero Tolerance as Zach Zongwane

Social Media

He is active on social media and his profiles are where he holds his discussions. Addressing issues is majorly what he does on his Twitter account. However, he also shares his lifestyle and work.

He has a daughter that often he posts on Instagram. Discussing news and topics about South Africa is what he enjoys doing on Twitter.

Net Worth

With over 16 years of experience in the broadcast industry. He was a nominee for two South African Radio Awards in the breakfast show categories. According to Ncertpoint, Bongani Bingwa has a net worth of $ 1.6 Million. He became passionate about broadcasting in 1993 and landed a job as a presenter for children’s television on SABC1.

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