Bongani Bingwa

Journalist and presenter, Carte Blanche

Bongani Bingwa, Journalist and presenter, Carte Blanche

Bongani Bingwa has been a presenter and journalist for South Africa's longest running investigative television programme, Carte Blanche, since 2007. He has interviewed thought-leaders, senior politicians, and captains of industry, authors, celebrities and high flyers on the global stage.

His experience includes being an anchor on the Oscar Pistorius Trial Channel and covering major African stories, from the Nairobi bombings to the Nelson Mandela funeral and human trafficking in Nigeria. Many wrongdoers have come under the glare of his probing questioning for the show.

His career as a journalist began in 2005, on Talk Radio 702, as a news anchor, and he quickly progressed to hosting his own show, 'Talk at Nine'. He is a recognised industry leader and was highlighted among a select few journalists and media specialists for Vanity Fair's July 2007 Africa feature.

Bingwa is an in-demand MC at corporate functions. From the Gary Player Invitational to the Discovery Leadership Summit (for four years running: 2010 to 2013) to the Inyathelo Awards (the last five years) – he has hosted events for some of SA's biggest corporate names, including FNB, Standard Bank, MTN, and the CSIR, to mention a few.

He has also facilitated discussions at major conferences, and spoken at government and charity functions. He has conducted on-stage and camera interviews with international figures such as Thabo Mbeki, Tony Blair, Al Gore, Rudi Giuliani, Graca Machel as well as CEOs and other leaders in various fields.

Bingwa was educated at Wits University, where he studied for a Bachelor of Arts majoring in English and political studies. He has completed various youth development courses and he is a strong advocate for youth advancement and mentorship.

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