Gubela is engaged in various collaborative disability research projects and networks at both African and international levels for realization of the rights of people with disabilities. Some of her work involves issues of development, transformation and indigenous knowledge systems.
She is the director of the Centre for Rehabilitation Studies at Stellenbosch University where she directs a vibrant Division which aim to improve the quality of life and level of community integration of people with disabilities. To this end the centre offers advanced, comprehensive and interdisciplinary disability and rehabilitation education and training programmes, as well as research and service opportunities for all health sciences and rehabilitation-related professionals at all levels of health services and in the community.
Gubela Mji is the current chairperson and visionary behind the African Network for Evidence-to-Action in Disability (AfriNEAD).