Aphelele was born in Mthata and raised in Port Elizabeth but currently lives in Lonehill, Johannesburg. She holds a BA in Integrated Marketing Communications and describes herself as calm, positive and ambitious. She loves to host dinners parties as she enjoys bringing people together over good food and says people would be surprised to hear that she plays the trombone. works as a marketing associate and is a part-time Boss Model.
Watch the Miss South Africa 2020 Pageant Finale on M-Net 101 and Mzansi Magic on 24 October at 17:00.