Anele began her radio career as a DJ at the University of Pretoria in 2004, where she was studying politics and international relations. There she met Grant Nash and the pair discovered an on-air chemistry. When she landed herself a slot on Highveld Stereo in 2007, she needed a co-host, suggested Grant as her partner, and the pair hosted a successful weekday evening show for a year. They then got the call and moved to national radio station 5FM where they took over the 12pm to 3pm slot and became household names.
She was rated as the “hottest thing on local radio” by South African radio legend Alex Jay in a September 2008 interview. Anele has also co-hosted with Rob Van Vuuren of the SABC2 reality competition ‘SA’s Got Talent’.
During the 2012 ‘SA Style Awards’, she was named as the overall winner of most stylish South African of the year.
Then in 2013, she was the host of the M-Net docu-reality series ‘Dream School SA’. In 2014 Anele was once again a judge for ‘Miss South Africa’ and she began co-presenting the SABC3 talk show ‘Tongue in Cheek’.
Anele took to the small screen as a presenter for “SA’s Got Talent”, “Top Billing” and yes, the vibey, witty, outspoken and genuine Anele that you hear and see on radio and television is as vibey, witty, outspoken and genuine in real life. In fact, she credits ‘being consistent’ as one of her secrets to success. “It’s about maintaining your standards and staying true to yourself. Being kind to people is part of that. It can take you far. You have to be kind to everyone; even if they can’t do anything for your career.”
‘Rising Star of the Year’ Media Magazine 2012
‘Most Stylish Personality in South Africa’
‘Best Daytime Radio Show in SA’