Anele is a Corporate Communications professional, with an entrepreneurial spirit. He is based in Pretoria, the capital city of South Africa. Anele works for the Delegation of the European Union to South Africa; as a member of the Press & Information team.
He created Strawberry Diamond a market research and product development start-up, intended to serve the Southern African market.
Subsequent to that, Anele co-founded, Township Talks, a non-profit organisation, that focuses on creating solution-centred panel discussions, for township communities. His core focus with this NGO is to bring to the fore the need to rehumanise township residents and how that will impact some of the many human rights violations in South Africa. The organisation exists to create healed platforms for discussion on a variety of Human Rights issues.
In 2018, Township Talks hosted its first Imbizo (panel discussion) in Thembalethu, a township situated 8km outside of the George CBD.
Towards the end of 2017, he was inspired to start a free one day workshop, to help youth in the townships with information on, “How to better prepare for job interviews.” This workshop he organises through the support of local churches.
Having recently moved to Pretoria. He took up membership with the Black Management Forum, in Gauteng.
According to his Myers Briggs personality test results, he is a Developer, affirming his passion for creating opportunities to connect people to people and people to information or services.
Before his current occupation, he lived in Cape Town, where he worked as an Account Manager for HWB Communications – a PR and Crisis Communications agency – it was through this tenure in his career that he had the opportunity to manage various client accounts and execute a variety of projects all at the same time.
However, his love for Corporate communication started when he received an opportunity to work for PetroSA in 2010, where he worked as a Liaison Officer at their Mosselbay GTL refinery.
Anele studied marketing management at Nelson Mandela University – George Campus (formerly known as Saasveld Campus).
He loves people and books. Thus the love for all things related to human development and the advancement of knowledge sharing. His philosophy on knowledge and people is that;
“The world is a library, and people are books. We only know the contents of each individual when we take an interest in them.”
He regards himself as a citizen of the world, and his motto echoes this truth,
“Live local and think global because local is global.”
He plans to further his academic studies, travel the world as a speaker and do business globally.
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