Chanelle graduated summa cum laude from the University of KwaZulu-Natal with a Bachelor of Laws degree in 2010. In 2011, she graduated cum laude from the University of KwaZulu-Natal with a Master of Laws degree.
Chanelle completed her articles of clerkship in South Africa with Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr Inc. and joined their Corporate and Commercial department as an associate in January 2014. Whilst practicing in South Africa, Chanelle maintained a general corporate practice, with a focus on mergers and acquisitions (both public and private).
Chanelle was admitted as an attorney of the High Court in South Africa in 2014.