Ayanda Dlodlo Biography
Ayanda Dlodlo is a South African politician and cabinet minister. She is a member of the African National Congress(ANC). She is working as a Minister of State & Security(since 29 May 2019). Before, Dlodlo worked as the Minister of Public Service and Administration( 28 Feb- 29 May 2019).
Ayanda Dlodlo Age
Ayanda Dlodlo was born on 22nd May 1963, in Soweto, South Africa. She shares the same age as Kenya since independence, 56 years in 2019.
Ayanda Dlodlo Husband
She got married at a younger age. However, her husband died. Dlodlo barely talks about her late husband. Before death separated the two, the couple had a son, Thabang Mnisi.
Ayanda Dlodlo Parents
Her father was a student studying for a Bachelor of Science and later with an education degree, he became a school principal. Her mother at the time was a student nurse. Dlodlo’s parents moved to Swaziland when she was a toddler to escape the humiliations of apartheid.
When they divorced her mother returned to Johannesburg. She had spent her formative years in Swaziland. Dlodlo left for Angola shortly after returning to South Africa with her mother to join Umkhonto weSizwe in Angola at just 17 in 1980.
Ayanda Dlodlo Education
She holds post-graduate qualifications in Shipping and Transport Management, Management Development, Business Management and Executive Development Programme.
She also has military training which she obtained in Angola and Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR).
Ayanda Dlodlo Cars
While she was the Deputy Minister of Public Service and Administration, Ayanda owned an Audi A7 version of the car. The car ranges at R1.0 million.
Ayanda Dlodlo Political Career
Dlodlo left South Africa in 1980, when she was only 18 years old, to join Umkhonto weSizwe in Angola. After serving in various camps in Angola and receiving training in Moscow, Dlodlo went to England to study Marine and Shipping Management. She returned to South Africa in 1994.
Dlodlo has worked for Telkom, Portnet, and Sanlam in various portfolios such as human resources, transport, strategic information and industrial relations. She is also a former secretary-general of the uMkhonto weSizwe Military Veterans Association.
On 1st November 2010, he was appointed as the Deputy Minister of Public Service and Administration and reappointed on 26th May 2014 until on 30th March 2017 when she was appointed as the minister of Communications.
She is a member of the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the African National Congress (ANC) and serves as the chairperson of the Legislature and Governance subcommittee.
She is a former National Deputy Head of the Directorate for Special Operation (Law enforcement). Prior to this she was the Head of Department for the Department of Safety and Security in the Gauteng Province.
Ayanda Dlodlo Contact Details
Phone: 082 342 3527
Ayanda Dlodlo Positions Held
- Minister of Public Service and Administration at National Assembly (Parliament) since 26th February 2018
- Member at National Assembly (Parliament) since 21st May 2014
- Constituency Contact at ANC Constituency Office (661): Plettenberg Bay (Constituency Office) since 21st May 2014
- Member at African National Congress (ANC) (Party)
- Minister of Home Affairs at National Executive (Executive) from 17th October 2017 until 26th February 2018
- Minister of Communications at National Executive (Executive) from 30th March 2017 until 17th October 2017
- Deputy Minister of Public Service and Administration at National Executive (Executive) from 26th May 2014 until 30th March 2017
- Member-elect at National Assembly (Parliament) from 16th May 2014 until 21st May 2014
- 45th Candidate at African National Congress National Election List 2014 (Election List) from 22nd April 2014 until 7th May 2014
- Constituency Contact at ANC Constituency Office (337): Fetakgomo (Constituency Office) from 10th May 2014 until 6th May 2014
- Member at National Assembly (Parliament) from 6th May 2009 until 6th May 2014
- Member at Ethics and Members’ Interest (Joint Committees) until 6th May 2014
- Constituency Contact at ANC Constituency Office (337): Fetakgomo (Constituency Office) until 6th May 2014
- Deputy Minister of Public Service and Administration at National Executive (Executive) from 31st October 2010 until 24th April 2014
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Ayanda Dlodlo Latest News
Govt Has No Intention To Lay Off Staff In Public Sector: Dlodlo
Published on; 1 September 2018
Dlodlo says there’s no need to retrench people.
Public Service and Administration Minister, Ayanda Dlodlo says the government has no intention to lay off staff in the public sector.
Her reassurance followed recent media reports that the government is planning to retrench about 30 000 public servants to reduce the wage bill.
About 1.4 million civil servants in 47 departments are currently employed with an annual wage bill of about R137-billion.
Dlodlo launched the Public Service Month in Pretoria Friday, saying, “There’s no need to retrench people. If anything we need more people. We need more skilled people, not just more people. I’ve demonstrated to the media that there are areas where we need people. In the teaching profession. In the science and IT sector. We need warm bodies. But we need skilled warm bodies.”
She acknowledged that there are certain departments with more personnel than it is required. Dlodlo suggested retraining of staff as one of the solutions.
“Are the areas where we’ve got more people than we require. The answer is a categoric YES. There are job families and job categories where we just have many employees. The administration sector just have too many people. We just have too administrators in this government. Do I have a plan to get rid of all administrators? The answer is no. Do I have a plan to retrain people? The answer is precisely, so that they can occupy those positions with skill that is required. So re-skill, retrain, upskill and redeploy.”
She further urges public servants to always provide a good service to the public. She says such commitment will make government departments more profitable than just being a cost center.
“If you the banking system, your post office should be better than the FNB. So we need to provide better services than private ones. But why are we not.”
The minister criticized continuing wasteful expenditure in some government departments. She cautioned those in charge to preserve the public purse. Public servants attending the launch pledged to among others, respect and protect every person’s dignity and rights as contained in the government ethics of Batho Pele, meaning “People First”.