He was born in Stellenbosch and matriculated from Kayamandi High School in 1998.
Contribution to SA theatre, film, media and/or performance
He has worked on music and drama productions at the Klein Libertas Theatre in Stellenbosch.
His acting career on stage includes roles in Big Dada (2005), Amaza by Z.S. Qangule (Artscape Theatre 2009), Elke Duim 'n Koning, Woyzeck (2010), Mies Julie (as "John" 2012-13), Balbesit (2014), Ityala la Mawele (also its musical director, 2015), Marat/Sade (2017).
In 2008 he was the Musical Director for Karoo Moose.
Bongile played "Vija" in the award-winning film Inxeba: The Wound.
FNB Vita Award 2000-2001 Best Supporting Actor Elke Duim 'n Koning.
Best Lead Actor Mies Julie, Naledi Award 2014.
Sowetan, 25 July 2001.
Star, 15 April 2008.
Sunday Times, 5 September 2010.
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