gugulethu is a first-time director, who has been working mainly as a producer since making a career change into filmmaking in 2009. She also has experience in shooting and editing. gugulethu produced feature documentary Sonny Rollins Beyond the Notes with director Dick Fontaine for BBC Arena in 2012 about the living saxophone legend.
She presented and produced a two-part television programme Diaspora Calling, with director George Amponsah for Press TV in 2010 and produced four short films for Channel 4 in 2009. Also in 2010 gugulethu worked with fellow emerging fiction directors Rainer Niermann and Kyle Simpson. She has also produced, shot and edited several short films depicting UK life.
Before entering the film industry in 2009, gugulethu ran a social development enterprise that worked with southern African women in advocacy and rural development. She is a member of the International Association of Women in Radio and Television and has worked as a broadcast journalist for BBC local radio.