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Meet Bontle

– We sat down with Bontle, a Johannesburg-based engagement manager with Digital McKinsey, to learn more about her full life as a consultant and author.

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Interviewer: What word best describes how you work?

Bontle: Obsessively

Interviewer: Describe your problem-solving strategy in a sentence.

Bontle: Keep asking questions until you have the answer – or at least an indication of what it may be.

Interviewer: What’’ your best time-saving shortcut or life hack?

Bontle: I keep a bag packed at all times so I can always grab it and go without spending a ton of time thinking about what to pack. Also, I roll everything I put into my suitcase.

Interviewer: What’s one thing about you that surprises people you meet?

Bontle: In my spare time, I’m a children’s book author and a publisher of feminist articles.

Interviewer: What’s your favorite distraction?

Bontle: Black Twitter and Buzzfeed quizzes.

Interviewer: What are you currently reading?

Bontle: I’m curating content for one of South Africa’s biggest book fairs next year, so almost everything I am reading is African to help me come up with clever answers to questions I might get about local fiction. Two pieces I’m enjoying right now are “The Yearning” by Mohale Mashigo and “The Woman Next Door” by Yawande Omotoso.

Interviewer: How do you recharge?

Bontle: By sharing champagne with good friends who like to talk about books.