Vele Manenje is a South African actress and television presenter best known for her starring role as Sonto, a 20-something single girl making all the wrong moves in the world of relationships, in the SABC1 sitcom Single Galz.
Hailing from Venda and Limpopo, Vele was born and raised in Johannesburg and had a desire to pursue the arts from a young age. Her talents include singing, dancing and acting and she enjoys making candles and jewellery in her spare time.
Vele is a passionate thespian who went to the National School of the Arts and furthered her studies in Communication Sciences at UNISA.
She has had roles in eKasi: Our Stories (e.tv), Silent Witness (M-Net), A Place Called Home (SABC1) and Single Guys (SABC1) - the prequel series to Single Galz. She has also been a presenter on Siyakholwa (SABC1) and Rivoningo (SABC2).
Vele has also had roles in the theatre productions of How I Learned to Drive, Black Bling, Grease, Little Shop of Horrors and Hotel Paradise.
She currently resides in Johannesburg.