Nonkqubela previously held the role in an acting capacity.
Nonkqubela Thathakahle Jordan-Dyani has been appointed permanently to the Department of Communications and Digital Technologies. She was formerly the acting director-general (DG) for two years. Nonkqubela previously served as deputy director-general at the Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services at the Department of Communications and Digital Technology, where she oversaw digital transformation policies and strategies.
Nonkqubela is a seasoned civil servant with more than 20 years of experience in the public sector, including over a decade in senior management capacities.
She holds a BA from the University of Fort Hare, and BA (Hon) in international relations (politics and international law) from the same institution. Nonkqubela also holds certificates in telecommunications policy, regulation and management from Wits University, and digital transformation strategy from the University of Cambridge.
Nonkqubela has served on a number of national and international bodies, including co-chair of the Universal Postal Union (UPU) congress committee on strategy, chair of the African Telecommunications Union (ATU), council member, and alternate representative on the inter-governmental assembly (IGA) for the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) ICT programme. She is also the chairperson of the Women’s Forum, and the deputy chairperson of South African Women in ICT.