Bongiwe Ngxoli

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Bongiwe Ngxoli (born 1981). Actress. She is also known as Brenda Ngxoli.


Bongiwe grew up in Kalk Bay (a suburb of Cape Town). She matriculated in Muizenberg in 1997. She is fluent in isiXhosa, English and Afrikaans.

She completed a BA Theatre and Performers Diploma in Speech and Drama at the University of Cape Town in 2000.

Contribution to SA theatre, film, media and/or performance

She played in Hex (KKNK 2003).

Brenda began her acting career in theatre, performing in shows like Pick Ups directed by Chris Weare, Docs Wife, I-Klips and Sacred Thorn and Yes Medem, both of which were directed by Warona Seane and ran the Grahamstown Festival of the Arts in 2004.

Brenda made her directing debut in 2004 when she directed Through Thick and Thin by Khanyi Magubane at the Market Theatre.

She is best known for her role as Vuyo in the SABC1 drama series Home Affairs, from 2005-2007. She was nominated for an International Emmy award for her role in 2007.


Die Burger, 13 May 2003.

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