Ms. Gugu Mohlakoana is born and bred here in Bergville. She comes from a place called Zwelisha, located in Ward 9 of the municipality. She currently holds the title of Director Services at Okhahlamba local municipality. Ms. Mohlakoana matriculated from Tholithemba High School in Zwelisha. She went on to further her studies and has since obtained: a National Diploma in Human Resources Management from Mangosuthu University of Technology; a BTech Degree in Human Resources Development from University of South Africa; a BTech Degree in Management from Durban University of Technology; a Diploma in Local Government from Oxbridge College; a Diploma in Business Administration (Law) from Oxbridge College; a Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety from Oxbridge College; a Certificate in Conducting Disciplinary Enquiries; a Certificate of Labour Relations (UNISA); and a Certificate in Managing Employment Process (UNISA).
She is currently a member of H.R Practitioners South Africa. She worked for Emnambithi Local Municipality as an HR intern from February to June 2002, thereafter she worked at the Okhahlamba Area Development Project (OADP) until August. In October 2002 Ms. Mohlakoana was appointed as a Human Resources Officer at Okhahlamba Local Municipality. In 2005 she was promoted to being the H.R Manager. In 2013, she was appointed as the Municipal Electoral Officer (MEO) by the Independent Electoral Committee (IEC). Between 2010 and 2015, Ms. Mohlakoana served as the Corporate Services Department Coordinator at Okhahlamba Local Municipality. In 2015 she was appointed as the Director of Corporate Services at the municipality.