Bongani Mavuso (29 September 1976 – 27 September 2022) was a poet, entrepreneur, senior presenter, and former radio host at Ukhozi FM. He was also the owner of a popular publishing firm in South Africa, KaMavuso Publisher Ltd which was established in 2017.
Bongani is famously appreciated for his amazing works and has also been a member of the board of administrators of the Nationwide Arts Council from 2017 to 2002.
Bongani Mavuso Biography
27 September 2022
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Early Life and Education
Bongani was born in 1976 in KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa, where he grew up. In 1998, he earned a BA in Communication and Data Expertise from the College of Zululand.
He enrolled in the enterprise music course at MAPPSETA in 2022. He also got a bachelor’s diploma from the College of KwaZulu in 2006.
Later in 2012, he obtained a certificate of company legislation from the Institute for Development of Journalism.
Mavuso is a lover of art, as he developed his keen interest in art at a very tender age. He started his career as a poet. He started publishing his poem in 2005 in a column in the Illanga Langasonto Newspaper, a leading Zulu newspaper. Mavuso ran the column for four years.
After he stopped publishing in the Zulu newspaper, he started contributing his poem to one of the prominent newspapers in South Africa, Isolezwe, which was published on a daily basis. Aside from the poems, he also has a column in the Ilanga LangeTheku, where he discusses the creative artwork of notable African poets.
Due to the degree he holds in journalism, he was a current affairs presenter on Ukhozi FM. he also has a segment on the radio station, “Back To My Roots”, a show that airs every Friday and has been running since 2005.
Mavuso has collaborated with large numbers of poets and he also saw through the training of many budding poets as well. Among them include Siyabonga Mpungose and Sbo ba poet. In 2017, he established a publishing firm, KaMavuso Publishers Ltd.
Being a versatile man, Mavuso has served in several capabilities. From 2017 to 2020, he was a member of the board of directors of the National Arts Council. Also, He was a member is the Gcinamasiko Heritage Trust in 2015 and also part of the advisory committee of the IsiZulu National Language.
In addition. He has gained prominence and has a great deal of reputation. He has also received praise in the world of art from several companies among which include MTN and SATNAM.
As much as he was a broadcaster, his personal life was on the downlow. No details as to his wife or past relationships are available to the public.
On September 27, 2022, Mavuso was declared dead after he was hospitalized for a brief illness. His death came as a shock to many, particularly his fans. friends and family. However, The main cause of his death is not revealed.
Bongani Mavuso Net Worth
Bongani is one of the most respected media personalities in South Africa. He has a net worth estimated to be $1-3 million as of the time of his death.
Social Media Handles
- Twitter: @Bongani76Mavuso
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