Bongani Tembe

Chief Executive & Artistic Director
KZN Philharmonic Orchestra

Bongani Tembe has received international recognition as one of Africa’s leading arts administrators.

He has been the Chief Executive & Artistic Director of the KZN Philharmonic Orchestra since 1996 after joining the then NPO as Deputy Director in October 1994. He has appeared in the National Theatre in Brazil and Alice Tully Hall in New York. In 2004,
he performed in a televised production of Beethoven’s Fidelio on Robben Island as part of the South Africa celebration of ten years of democracy.