Mr Bongani Mkongi is the Deputy Minister of Police of the Republic of South Africa with effect from 31 March 2017.
The Deputy Minister in 1998 studied towards an Honours Degree in Economics with the University of the Western Cape (UWC), but could not complete due to his overseas travelling doing the international work of the ANCYL. However he managed to complete three modules: International Economics, Development Economics and Micro-Economics.
Mr Mkongi carries with him a National Higher Diploma in Education Commerce and BTECH Commercial Education. He has now accepted to study towards Post Graduate Diploma in Economic Policy.
Mr Mkongi was elected the President of the Townships Students Congress (TOSCO) in 1989, and he became the first national secretary-general of the Congress of South African Students (COSAS) after the 1990 unbanning of all liberation movements and political organizations in South Africa until 1992.
He enrolled at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT)in 1993 and became the General Secretary of the SRC at the University during his first year of study. He served as the Secretary General until 1995 when he became Deputy President of the SRC.
In 1998 he was elected as Provincial Chairperson of the ANC Youth League in the Western Cape Province. In 2004 he was deployed by the African National Congress (ANC) as a Member of Parliament where he served on various committees. After the 2009 elections, he became he Head in the Office of the then Deputy Minister of Police, Fikile Mbalula. In 2011 after Cabinet reshuffling he became Director: Research and Speech Writing for the Ministry of Sport and Recreation South Africa (SRSA) and later became the Chief of Staff in SRSA until 2014 Elections.
After the 2014 elections he became a Member of Parliament serving in a Portfolio of Trade and Industry. He represented the Parliament of the Republic of South Africa in the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) 2015 Global Conference of young Parliamentarians that took place in Tokyo Japan.
Source: Deputy Ministry of Police