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Name: Bonolo Masango
Location: LG022 FADA Building Bunting Road Campus
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Tel: 011 559 1103


About Ms Bonolo Masango

Bonolo Masango is an architect and educator currently serving as the Year Coordinator for the first-year Diploma in Architectural Technology within the Department of Architecture. Since 2022, she has been supervising both master’s and honours students in Unit 15x, an architecture and design research unit at the Graduate School of Architecture (GSA). The unit focuses on exploring social justice and post-colonial African societies, specifically addressing the preservation of sociocultural memories through architecture and landscape design.

In 2019, Bonolo completed a professional master’s degree in architectural technology at the Graduate School of Architecture (GSA) at The University of Johannesburg (UJ). Her master’s thesis revealed a deep interest in storytelling, which reflects the social, political, and cultural views of disadvantaged groups of indigenous African people.

From 2019 to 2023, Bonolo worked for MMA Design Studio, a Johannesburg-based architectural design studio that engages with the African landscape through a contemporary interpretation of indigenous knowledge and cultural practices. In 2023, she had the privilege of curating the “Origins” exhibition at the 2023 Venice Architecture Biennale on behalf of MMA Design Studio. This experience fuelled her fascination with land, rituals, and the concept of belonging, shaping her approach to architecture as a medium for weaving together diverse narratives, memories, and meanings.