Meet Bonang Mgwenya, SAPS first female Deputy National Commissioner

Meet Bonang Mgwenya, SAPS first female Deputy National Commissioner

- Bonang Christine is the first black female Deputy National Commissioner and the first Chief Operations Officer

- After completing matric in Bushbuckridge, Bonang joined the police academy

- Bonang has an astounding 34 years of service in government work 33 of which was spent in the SA police service

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Bonang Christine is one of the ladies who have paved the way for other black woman in the South African policing sphere. She started her career in the field as soon as she matriculated from highschool in Bushbuckridge.

After completing her training at the Hammanskraal police academy she quickly involved her self in all sorts of policing activities such as serving on the POLMUSCA Executive committee and also representing women in netball on the Police Sports Association (SASPOSA).

Starting off as a personal assistant and public relations officer, she soon went on to become the Chief of Staff and thereafter, the Head of Employee Relations and Life Cycle Management within Human Resource Management and served as the acting Divisional Commissioner in Personnel Services.

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A real highlight in one of her many career moves came in the year 2010 when she was appointed as the first black female Chief Operations Officer in the history of the SAPS. Not stopping there, Bonang went on to become the SAPS National coordinator of the Recovery Plan on areas of underperformance.

And 2016 she was appointed as the Deputy National Commissioner: Human Resource Management.

When she is not delivering all sorts of career goals, Bonang Christine is busying herself with issues women are faced with here in South Africa. She has co-founded the SAPS Women’s Network whose purpose was to promote the work of women in the SAPS as well as to empower them.

She is currently serving as chairperson of the following SAPS committees, the Human Resource committee, Monetary and Non-Monetary Awards, Death Grants, Medical Incapacity Adjudication committee, South African Police Education Trust Executive committee and is the deputy chairperson for the Transformation Task Team. She is also the national chairperson of the COVID-19 steering committee.

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Meet Bonang Mgwenya, SAPS first female Deputy National Commissioner

Bonang Christine Ngwenya. Source: Facebook/South African Police Service Official Page
Source: Facebook also reported about Joseph Awinongya Jr, a 13-year-old Ghanaian boxer who is resident in the United States of America keeps making Ghana proud with his relentless successes. According to a news report, Joseph has won a total of 13 great national titles in the U.S.A with boxing.

He won the Silver Gloves National Championship three times, St. Louis National Championship two times, Jr Olympic National Championship two times, Wisconsin National Championship two times and the USA National Championship.

Joseph is also National Champion at the Western Elite Qualifier, King of the Jungle National Champion and Power Gloves National Champion. Aside from his successes in boxing, the young Ghanaian super-star is also known for his benevolence to the needy in society.

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