Bonang Matheba’s brand new range of Méthode Cap Classique, BNG, is the talk of the town but it appears to have gone into production with a spelling error

Bonang made history this week as she became the first ever South African celebrity to release her very own brand of MCC with Woolworths.

She unveiled her tasty new bubbly at the House of BNG launch in Johannesburg where she introduced her two equally delightful flavours, Brut and Brut Rose.

It was a near perfect launch – the event was a success, the wine is already getting rave reviews and #HouseOfBNG was one of this week’s biggest hashtags.

Unfortunately, the only thing that appears to have gone wrong is the final spell check because the description on the label of each bottle of BNG appears to contain a spelling error

An excerpt from the blurb of Bonang’s Brut Rose bottle reads: “Introducing my latest little guilty pleasure – BNG – a true indulgence for yours truly with an elegent and refreshing taste profile”.

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Those who are obsessed with spelling will note that the word in bold above should be spelled elegant.



Back to Bonang; the South African superstar’s accomplished career has been marred by poor grammar and spelling before. When she released her book, From A to B in 2018, readers quickly picked up on numerous spelling and grammatical mistakes (as well as several factual mistakes such as her own birthday).

Since then, the presenter and businesswoman has had to endure numerous jokes about her writing abilities. In fact, an entirely new slang word, “Binglish” was coined to describe her (occasionally!) patchy grammar.

Although she missed the error initially, it appears as if someone brought the mistake to Bonang’s attention. The presenter shrugged off the criticism on social media where she said:

All4Women contacted Bonang’s manager, Davin Phillips who confirmed that the mistaken “e” could only be found on the first 1 500 limited-edition bottles of BNG

He said, “The small error was only made on the first 1 500 bottles which are already sold out. More bottles are already in production and the mistake has been fixed.”

Phillips also took to Twitter to let the public know that every bottle that makes the shelves going forward will contain the correct spelling of the word “elegant”:

BNG is currently available on the Woolworths website, containing the same product description as the bottle. However, on the website the spelling mistake appears to have been corrected

The small error has done nothing to deter fans from getting their hands on a bottle of Bonang’s bold bubbly. Despite murmurs about BNG’s R399 price tag, the MCC was sold out of stores around the country within 24 hours of its release.

Bonang confirmed to The Juice: “You were hearing right, it is out of stock and I want to die.”

Do you think fans will be able to overlook Bonang’s less than ‘elegent’ spelling and enjoy her bubbly anyway?


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….dreams come true!! 💕💐🥂🍾👑 #HouseOfBNG @houseofbng 📸 @luketannous

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