Born in Limpopo, Dumisani played basketball and soccer before getting involved in netball around the age of 10. She completed her Postgraduate Diploma in Sports Management at the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) and went on to play for the Spar Proteas for several years. She retired from international netball in 2014 to focus on her coaching at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU), where she was a player-coach before being made head coach. In 2016, she was appointed assistant coach for the baby Proteas and is currently the SPAR Proteas assistant coach.

Born in Malamulele, Limpopo, she is the 2nd born of three girls. Her love for sports started at Magangeni Primary School and moved Flora Park Comprehensive Primary School where she was the first head girl. She attended Capricorn High School where she made the SA u16 and SA u17 teams in 2002 & 2003.
She graduated with a National Diploma in Sport Management from the Nelson Mandela (Metropolitan) University in 2008 where she was a netball player, coach and an executive committee member. 2012 she was elected as the Chairperson on Nelson Mandela Bay Basketball Association, the youngest and only female in the country at that time. She recently graduated with a Post-Graduate Diploma in Sport management and is currently enrolled for a Masters in Marketing at Tshwane University of technology, where she is employed as a Sport Organizer for netball and basketball. 15th September 2017 she registered “Dumisani Chauke Netball Foundation” which aims to empower young girls through netball skills training, life skills and two community-based projects, pre-loved tekkies and sanitary towels.
She is a netball analyst for Super Sport and serves on the adjudicating panel of the Gauteng Sport Awards and was elected as Chairperson in 2019. She is an ambassador of the Nelson Mandela University Sport Department. In 2018 she was awarded the presidential award at the 2018 South African youth awards hosted by NYDA for the work through her foundation (DCNF). She is currently the assistant coach for the SPAR Proteas Ladies Netball team.


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