Nelani started working for Nova Institute in September 2012. . In 2013 she was appointed as Office Manager. Since then, she completed several administrative courses and is now the Executive Assistant of Nova Institute.
She matriculated in 2002 at Witteberg High School in Bethlehem, Free State and moved to Pretoria in 2003.
Nelani is married to Johan Burger and they have two daughters, Jolani and Neané.