Thulani Velebayi hails from a small village called Ezeleni eWoodlands in the Eastern Cape. He lives in Phakamisa, a small township near Zwelitsha. He joined Sonke in 2013 where he is responsible for the implementation of the MenCare+ program in the Western Cape. Thulani has previously worked for Masimanyame Women Support Centre where he worked on various campaigns on HIV and AIDS prevention, Gender Based Violence, Domestic Violence and Rape Prevention for six years. He has also worked for Thuhlo Consulting and SADMON Projects & Consulting where he was responsible for managing the Khomanani Caring Together AIDS Campaign in the Eastern Cape from 2006-2010.
He later worked for Deloitte Consulting conducting trainings on a School based program called the South African School Administration and Management Systems (SASAMS). He has worked for the Provincial Department of Justice Libraries and Chambers conducting audit.