Ayanda Dlodlo (born 22 May 1963 in Soweto) is a South African politician and cabinet minister. She is a member of the party, ANC and has been serving as a Minister of State and Security since 29 May 2019.
She also occupied the position of the Minister of Public Service & Administration (served 28 Feb- 29 May 2019).
Her date of birth is on 22 May 1963 and the place of birth is in Soweto. Ayanda Dlodlo is 56 years old.
At a young age, she became a wife, though her husband is now late and she barely shares any information on him. Ayanda and her husband separated before he died and as a couple had a son, Thabang Mnisi.
Ayanda’s father studied for a Bachelor of Science and later with an education degree. He later became a school principal and her mum was a student nurse.
She moved with her parents to Swaziland as a toddler to escape the humiliations of apartheid.
After her parent’s divorce, her mother returned to Johannesburg, South Africa. She moved to Angola to join Umkhonto weSizwe in Angola in 1980.
Ayanda Dlodlo is a holder of post-graduate qualifications in Shipping and Transport Management. She also holds Management Development, Business Management, and Executive Development Programme.
During her stay in Angola, she underwent military training. She obtained military training both in Angola and Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR).
During her service as the Deputy Minister of Public Service and Administration, She owned a car, Audi A7 which worth R1.0 million.
At the age of 18, she left South Africa for Angola to join Umkhonto weSizwe in 1980. Upon serving in camps and undergoing training in Angola and Moscow respectively, she went to England.
In England, She studied Marine and Shipping Management and returned to South Africa in 1994.
She has worked for Portnet, Telkom, and Sanlam in portfolios which include transport, human resources, and industrial relations strategic information.
She was the secretary-general of the uMkhonto weSizwe Military Veterans Association.
In 2010, she was appointed as the Deputy Minister of Public Service and Administration.
On 26th May 2014 she was reappointed as the Deputy Minister of Public Service and Administration. She became the minister of Communications in 2017.
She is a member of the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the African National Congress (ANC).
Ayanda also serves as the chairperson of the Legislature and Governance subcommittee.
She was the National Deputy Head of the Directorate for Special Operation, Law enforcement.
She was the Head of the Department of Safety and Security in the Gauteng Province before occupying this position.
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