Ayanda Dlodlo Biography
Ayanda Dlodlo is a South African politician. She was appointed as Minister of Public Service and Administration on 27 February 2018.
Ms Ayanda Dlodlo was the Minister of Home Affairs of the Republic of South Africa from 17 October 2017 until 26 February 2018. She is a member of the African National Congress (ANC) and a Member of Parliament.
Ayanda Dlodlo Son
Her son is called Thabang Mnisi.
Ayanda Dlodlo Husband
Her husband was Theophilus Dlodlo. He was killed in May 1987.
Ayanda Dlodlo Age
She was born on 22 May 1963. She is 55 years old as of 2018.
Ayanda Dlodlo Place of Birth
She was born in South Africa. Her parents moved to Swaziland when she was a toddler to escape the humiliations of apartheid, but 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 Qualifications |Ayanda Dlodlo Education
She holds post graduate qualifications in Shipping and Transport Management, Management Development, Business Management and Executive Development Programme.
She also has a military training which she obtained in Angola and Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR).
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 re appointed 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 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 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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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 government has no intention to lay off staff in the public sector.
Her reassurance followed recent media reports that 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, up skill 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 centre.
“If you the banking system, your post office should be better than the FNB. So we need to provide better services than the private. But why are we not.”
The minsiter criticised continuing wasteful expenditure in some government departments. She cautined 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”.