Ms Ayanda Dlodlo is the Deputy Minister for the Public Service and Administration of the Republic of South Africa, a position she was first appointed to on 1 November 2010, and re- appointed to on 26 May 2014.
She is a member of the ANC National Executive Committee and a Member of Parliament.
Ms Dlodlo served an Adviser to the President of the Republic, His Excellency President Jacob Zuma from 2009 to 2010.
The Deputy Minister left South Africa in 1980 at the age of 18, to join the ANC's military wing Umkhonto weSizwe (MK) in Angola then proceeded to Moscow in the former Soviet Union (USSR) where she received military training specialising in military intelligence between 1984 and 1985.
Following her military training in the USSR Ms Dlodlo travelled to the United Kingdom of Great Britain to study Marine and Shipping Management. She returned to South Africa in 1994 at the dawn of democracy and worked for Telkom, Portnet and Sanlam holding various positions such as human resources, transport, strategic information and industrial relations.
She is a former Secretary- General of the Umkhonto weSizwe Military Veterans Association.Last update: 18 May 2015