Bongi Mtsweni


Classically trained, Bongi has played roles from Paul Slabolepszy,Bobby Heaney and Gray Hofmeyer amongst others. Her TV/Movie credits include: Leon Schuster’s blockbuster movie Mad Buddies; Konsternasie Oppie Stasie (SABC); Mzanzi’s movie The Bishop and many other main stream and corporate TV and radio educational dramas and adverts. Among a few talents, Bongi is an enthusiastic voice artist and a freelance radio drama talent for SABC radio, SA FM and other brand names. She serves as an industrial theatre specialist in the Mpumalanga Province mining sector, the corporate sector and the government sector where she heads theatrical awareness campaigns and general entertainment through her supply company, Umhlanga Holdings.
Bongi graduated with a National Drama Diploma from Tshwane University of Technology in 2007. It was during the years at TUT that her talent for comedy was realised by her Acting lecturer, Shelly Sacks. While at TUT, she specialised in Teaching Practice and Children’s Theatre, she is also a graduate of Wits University where she attained a BA Honours in Drama Therapy and Applied Theatre, 2017.
Bongi is zealous about the youth and youth development. She is a motivational speaker, very often invited to schools and other youth institutions. An avid reader and enjoys collecting plays, religious and motivational books. She is fluent in English, IsiNdebele and IsiZulu, she can also speak conversational Afrikaans
As an actress and theatre practitioner Bongi firmly believes in the transformative power of theatre/media as a social, political, emotional and humanistic force. Above all, she is committed to a life of helping/motivating others realise their full potential and purpose.