BG Hlongwane qualified as a Chartered Accountant (SA) in 1998 after serving articles with Deloitte & Touche. She also holds an MBL degree with UNISA. She is a member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants. 

She has vast experience and expertise in the accounting and taxation fields, having held accounting and financial management positions in various organisations across different industries; including Independent Newspapers KZN, Nampak, Old Mutual SA, SABC, Eskom and MCG Industries as the Finance Director. In addition, she has Operations Management and Project Management experience obtained as the Operations Director responsible for execution of all research projects at Developmentnomics (Pty) Ltd.