Anele Mda Biography: All You Need to Know – Twitter, Age, Cope, Net Worth, Awards, Place of Birth

anele mda biography

Anele Mda (born April 20, 1978) is an Inspirational speaker, media personality, entrepreneur, and social activist. She has participated in many activist movements in the society on stages within and outside South Africa.

Mda is also active in politics and served as an executive committee member of the ANC Youth League. She has appeared in many prominent publications.

As an activist, she has appeared on stage with many great leaders both on the local and international scene. The office of the former U.S President, Barrack Obama, invited her to Washington DC, where she shared the stage with Michelle Obama.

Anele Mda
Anele Mda biography
Anele Mda has spoken in events of mass significance.
Quick Facts
Full Name:Anele Mda
Born:April 20, 1978 (age 45 years old)
Place of Birth:Bizana, Eastern Cape
Nationality:South African
Occupation:Activist, entrepreneur, motivational speaker
Affiliation:Creative Young Women and Growing Girls Group
Net Worth:R20 million

Early Life

Anele Mda was born on April 20, 1978, in Bizana, a town in the Eastern Cape province. She spent most of her formative years in Mthatha. 

Her family is well-known for their engagements in activism. They are academics and self-taught business people.

Following the steps of her family, she took the path of activism. Although, she focuses more on social and gender.


Activism is serious business for Mda. She has spoken on reputable stages in Africa and other continents. She has shared the stage with the likes of the late Kenyan environmentalist Wangari Maathai.

Anele has also shared the stage with notable personalities like Ms. Joyce Mujuru and Ms. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma. 

She has shared the stage with the American Business Mogul Randi Zuckerburg. She has also shared the stage with Olympic Champion Wayde van Niekerk and Ndaba Mandela.

Mda is also a trained Teen and Transformational Coach. She has appeared as a commentator on television, radio, and other platforms. 

Her passion for activism led to the launch of an NGO called Creative Young Women and Growing Girls Group.

Although she was 18, she created the group to create awareness and offer education programs on HIV & AIDs.

Anele has over nineteen years of experience in Corporate, non-governmental, and government work. With over twenty years of work experience, she has worked in the following areas.

  • Stakeholder Relations and Reputation management
  • Employment Equity
  • Change Management 
  • Business Relations
  • On boarding and workplace orientation 
  • Public Campaigns and Engagement
  • Employee Relations
  • Organizational Transformation

Mda is a founding member of the Congress of the People aka, Cope. In 2011, she was declared the party’s youth league leader.

Social Media

Mda has taken activism to social media, where she voices her opinions on a specified matter.

With a decent following, she has continued to spread words of motivation. You can follow her on any of these social media profiles:


Her works have earned her many mentions in top publications, awards, and presidential honors.

In 2009, Mail and Guardian named her among the top 200 Young Leaders. True Love named her the Most Inspiring Youth Leader in 2010.

Mthatha Legal Center awarded her a Certificate of Recognition for Selfless Service and People Skills.

Former President Barack Obama, 2011, recognized her among the Emerging African Young Leaders in Public Office.

Net Worth

Anele Mda has built a strong profile in many areas with multiple income streams. She has a net worth estimated at R20 million as of June 2022

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