Dr Dladla pioneered the transformation of South African National Parks between 1994 and 1998 as the Director of Social Ecology and the Chairperson of the Transformation Task Group. She was appointed the Executive Director of the National Productivity Institute in 1999 to 2008 with sole mandate to transform and reposition the organisation.
Dr. Dladla worked for an international development organisation as a Lead Project Manager and as a Management Development Specialist focusing on leadership and capacity building program targeting tertiary education institutions in South Africa.
Dr Dladla is the owner and managing director of YD Consulting PTY (Ltd).
She is a Trustee for Thebe Foundation Trust and a Board member of the Thebe Tourism Group (former Chair of Human Resources and BEE Committee) and former member of the Kelly Group Board (member of the Remuneration Committee and Chair of Social and Ethics Committee).