Bongiwe has a Bachelor of Social Science, Bachelor of Law (LLB) and Master of Law (LLM) from the University of Cape Town. She started working at Old Mutual as a legal adviser and then worked for different financial services companies such as Sanlam, Southern Life and Norwich Life as legal adviser and compliance officer. She was later appointed as a legal, compliance and secretariat officer at the Life Offices Association before taking the position of group company secretary at Metropolitan Holdings. Prior to joining Airports Company South Africa, Bongiwe was a group company secretary at Eskom Holdings.
There are four disciplines that report into Governance and Assurance and, because of the nature of this portfolio, the Group Executive attends Board meetings, the Audit and Risk Committee, and the Social and Ethics Committee meetings. Under the Governance and Assurance business unit are Group Legal, Company Secretariat, Group Risk Management and Compliance and Ethics. Joined Airports Company South Africa in 2013, appointed to Exco in 2013.