After completing his studies at Rhodes University, Bongani started his career at Unilever, where his passion for marketing was revealed. After years in trade and shopper marketing for companies including BP, Kraft Foods and Kimberly Clark, Bongani founded Dzuwa Media in 2008. Dzuwa served as a BTL activations agency servicing clients in Malawi, Zimbabwe and SA markets. In 2016, the company merged with Stretch Marketing, now Elevator.
In 2017, Bongani joined HDI Youth Consultancy, where he champions TBWA's culture of disruption in his role of CEO. Bongani has been instrumental in the turnaround strategy for the agency, including a rebranding and repositioning which now sees HDI offering a broader suite of services in its role as a youth consultancy.