Gugulethu holds a Master’s in Social Science (Mental Health), Honours in Psychology, and Certificate in Community Development obtained at UNISA. For 14 years she has been a community practitioner for World Vision International Organisation as programme manager. She started a private practice in 2009, with a focus on counselling, training, facilitation for university social work students. In 2013 she joined the University of Johannesburg as a facilitator for second year internship classes and she provided supervision for third and fourth year students. She also trains student counsellors at Grace Bible Church, and is involved with local Early Childhood Development centres.
Since joining IIEMSA in 2015, Ms Shange has been responsible for the internship / placement modules and she lectures in Childhood Development, Building Support and Networks, Health and Safety and guidelines for children and youth and Treating children with special needs. Her national involvement in the Early Childhood Development Institute led to her appointment as treasurer of the organising committee for the 15th International Toy Library Conference, hosted by IIE MSA in July 2019.