Aphelele – fluent in six South African languages – was Head Girl of Ashton International College in Benoni, from which she matriculated in 2013. She subsequently enrolled at the University of the Free State to pursue her LL.B. degree, which she was duly awarded in 2020, having served as Prime of her Residence during the course of her studies.
In the wake of her graduation, Aphelele attended various Vacation Work Programmes to hone her skills in different areas of the law.
In June 2021, Aphelele secured a position as a Candidate Legal Practitioner with DSC Attorneys.
Following her admission as an attorney in September 2023, Aphelele was offered a position as a legal practitioner working in Kirstie Haslam’s practice, where she continues to assist with complex matters across the spectrum of personal injury litigation.