Bongani Siziba


Bongani Siziba is a Zimbabwean News Reporter, Camerawoman and a Photojournalist based in Johannesburg, South Africa. She has produced television content in South Africa, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Botswana, Swaziland and Lesotho and also collaborated with several news networks, including Channels Tv, Zimbabwe Broadcast Cooperaration TV (ZBC), Zimpapers Television Network (ZTN), China Global Television Netwek (CGTN), Newsworth, DW and Pearvideos. Growing up Bongani has always been passionate about stories of neglect, girl child and social injustices, having gone through neglect and social injustice herself she decided to study Journalism so she can be the voice of the voiceless. Her interest grew to stories that hardly make it to main media mainstream, and investigative Journalism. Bongani is also passionate about women's issues and topics related to issues of girl child which is reflected in her work. She is Graduate of Journalism, Film and Television at Boston College and Photojournalism and Documentary Program at Market Photoworkshop in South Africa.

Reporting Locations


| Dianah Chiyangwa, DeLovie Kwagala

Families are biggest perpetrators of LGBTQi+ ‘conversion’ practices

He grabbed me closer to him while I slid back on the chair and said: ‘I’m correcting you.’ At that moment my eyes were glued on the wall clock of the church. The ticking sound…

| Dianah Chiyangwa, DeLovie Kwagala

Mavanga/Scars, Learning to Love Myself Again

“He did not only rape me he infected me with HIV. When he was done he took out a gun ,pointed at me and said “ if anyone hears of this l will kill you”…

| Dianah Chiyangwa, DeLovie Kwagala


Zandile Cristel Sibande, a transgender woman poses inside her house in Dobsonville Soweto. She is always indoors because of the fear of victimization from society because of her sexuality. Johannesburg, South Africa: Lerato Mokou, is…

| Bongani Siziba

Woman’s brush legacy inspires greatness

A simple black line is the first stroke of her paintings. People often ask if she starts with preliminary drawings before she puts paint onto canvass. The answer is “NO” On my recently trip to…

| Bongani Siziba

At 86, this cultural icon is not planning to put down her brush any time soon

An African icon, Esther Mahlangu has ensured that the traditions of her culture are recognised worldwide. Now she is passing her knowledge on to new generations. Bongani Siziba The woman whose works of art feature…