Bongani Bingwa

This award-winning journalist hosts the daily 702 Breakfast Show. Formerly he was with weekly current affairs show Carte Blanche on MNet.

Bongani Bingwa is much-in-demand as an 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 FNB Tourism Indaba and many others.

His background as a journalist includes a previous stint on 702 where he began as a News Anchor and progressed to hosting his own show ‘Talk at Nine’. He then hosted ‘Afternoon Drive’ and now anchors tgat station’s biggest prime time show.

He has interviewed ordinary folks as well as international stars and leading politicians. Highlights include Luther Van Dross, George Benson, Malcolm Gladwell, Spike Lee, government ministers, opposition political leaders, senior business executives, authors, and other high profile individuals – too many to mention!

Bongani Bingwa 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 which involve young people.

He is fluent in English and isiXhosa with “patchy” Afrikaans.