Anele Mpela was born and raised in Mbekweni, Paarl. His achievements include: Facilitation, Servant Leadership, Responsible Leader on Transparency and Good Governance, Understanding Renewable Energy, Creating and Maintaining Social Enterprises and he is currently still busy with Sport Recreation. Anele enjoys playing soccer, reading, adventures and movies in his spare time. Before joining The Emerald Foundation, Anele worked at the Mbekweni Youth Centre as Program Coordinator and Life Skills facilitator and at the
Mbekweni Community Sport Centre as a Life Skills facilitator as well as netball & soccer coach.
As Operational Manager & School Sport Coach at The Emerald Foundation, Anele is responsible for all the day to day operations. His duties include connecting to the schools and sporting oranisations in and around Mbekweni, organising the coaches and conditioning programmes, liaising with specialists to identify talented teenagers for the program as well as identifying coaches who can work with the Emerald Foundation in the community. Anele is also responsible for all the social media management.