Keneilwe works in the Spatial technology sector. She currently works as a Geographic Information system(GIS) anayst at South Africa Environmental Observation Network.
She holds a Msc in Ocean and Atmosphere Science from the University of Cape Town, with the main focus on Geographical Information Systems and Remote Sensing. Her masters research made use of remote sensing satellite data to monitor water quality in South African dams. Her masters research formed part of the Earth Observation National Eutrophication monitoring project Department of Water Affairs.
She was awarded the GIS Esri Young Scholar award to represent South Africa in San Diego at the International Esri conference. She was also awarded the Women in Science award by the Department of Science and Technology for her contribution to research in South Africa. The Motsepe Foundation also honored her with the Shining light Award for her work in inspiring young girls to pursue careers in the field of Science and technology.