Ayanda Dlodlo is the Minister of Communications of the Republic of South Africa since 30 March 2017. 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. A Member of Parliament, Dlodlo is also the South African Representative on the Open Government Partnership.
She holds post graduate qualifications in Shipping and Transport Management, Management Development, Business Management and Executive Development Programme.
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.
She has worked at the SA National Ports Authority, SA Freight Rail Company and has also worked on special assignments for the New York and New Jersey Port Authority as well as the Associated British Ports.
Whilst in exile, Dlodlo obtained military training in Angola and Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR). Wikipedia