Ayanda Dlodlo is a South African politician and was appointed as Minister of Public Service and Administration on 27 February 2018.
She was the Minister of Home Affairs of the Republic of South Africa from 17 October 2017 till 26 February 2018. Ayanda is a member of the African National Congress (ANC) and also a Member of Parliament.
Ayanda Dlodlo Age
She was born on the 22nd of May 1963 in South Africa. As of 2019, she is 56 years old.
Ayanda Dlodlo Husband
Her husband was Theophilus Dlodlo who was killed in May 1987.
Ayanda Dlodlo Son
She has a son called Thabang Mnisi.
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 News
We are not a bloated government – Dlodlo
Adopted from citizens.co.za
Published on; 22 February 2019
Public Service and Administration Minister Ayanda Dlodlo has put smiles on some ANC members’ faces after she confirmed that the public service would not be retrenching employees anytime soon.
Dlodlo appeared on both the SABC and eNCA on Friday morning to discuss the public sector wage bill after Wednesday’s budget speech by Finance Minister Tito Mboweni. She defied public criticism that the public service is bloated, saying Mboweni agreed that government had a high wage bill issue but not a “bloated” public service one.
“We must manage the high wage bill, and granting early retirement to those who request it is one of the options,” she said in a tweet.
The ANC has been slated by the Democratic Alliance, who claimed the government was bloated with ANC deployees not adding value, and it urgently needed intervention. DA leader Mmusi Maimane once said the country’s finances were in trouble because the ANC had built a bloated state.
“We need fundamental reform. Sell SAA, open Eskom up for competition by allowing other power producers, reduce cabinet, focus on city-led economic development. We need reform,” Maimane tweeted in July last year.
The early retirement option would mean the government has space to recruit young people into the public service. This meant the government would also tackle the challenge of high youth unemployment.
“The young people will come in at lower levels, which will lead to a lower wage bill.”
The early retirement program would be very well managed, according to Dlodlo, and would not lead to “a brain drain”, meaning a request for early retirement would be considered with due regard given to the skill needs of each department. Scarce skills such as doctors and teachers would not be lost.
She said innovative ways were currently being considered to improve service and contain salary budgets.