Zanele is a member of SAINT and holds the SAQCC NDT Level II qualification in Ultrasonic (UT), Radiography Testing (RT), Penetrant Testing (PT) and Magnetic Particle Inspection (MPI). She is currently studying towards an M.Eng. in Welding Engineering with Wits University.

Her working career embraces Rotek Engineering – Eskom Industries, with 16 years of experience in various industries including research industry CSIR, SCAW Metals in castings and forgings, and involvement with institutions like WITS Technikon and VU. Zanele currently performs NDT inspection work and also plays an important role as an NDT Process Planner and Estimator.