Johannes Bonginkosi Chiya was born in Oukasie, a township in Brits (Madibeng municipality) in the Eastern part of the Northwest Province. He and His family then moved to a Township called Letlhabile in the far eastern part of North West Province in 1985.He attended Molelwaneng Primary School, Tshenolo Primary School, Selamodi Middle School, Ikatisong Secondary School and proceeded to Gauteng Provincial Health Studies.
He worked for Shoprite S.A, Barloworld Logistics in Nissan S.A, Incredible Connections Menlyn, and Spar in Mayers Park. Mr Chiya worked for First National Bank and Rand Matchant Bank from 2007 until 2011. He is the current party organiser for The African Christian Democratic Party and has been the Elections Manager since 2013.