Dladla was born and raised in Soweto, where he shared a home with his grandmother. He received his first pair of Puma Jomo Sono King boots from a family friend in 1986, and he wore them for the rest of his life. He went to Tsugang Primary School in Soweto, where he learned to read and write. His father was employed in England, and he took his first flight when he was in Grade 8 in 1995, when he traveled to see him over the December school holidays in the United Kingdom.
He joined Wits in 1999 while still in high school and wore the number 21 that was available at the time. He earned R100,000 per month as a Wits player. On December 19, 1999, Dladla made his professional debut against AmaZulu, which ended in a 1–1 draw. As a result of his outstanding playmaking ability, Dladla attracted the attention of several clubs, and he was eventually sold to AGF Aarhus at the end of the 2001/02 season. In the following two weeks, he made his professional debut, scoring in a 4–3 triumph over Viborg to give them their first victory in over a month. Sibusiso Zuma, a fellow countryman, also scored a goal for his team against Esjberg. According to Danish publications, Dladla outshined Zuma, and Dladla went on to say that Zuma was a liar "What exactly is all the commotion about Sibusiso Zuma? I'm far superior to him! "..... On May 29, 2004, he made his final appearance for Aarhus against the same team against which he made his debut, Viborg FF, and lost 2–0. In 2004, he signed for Mamelodi Sundowns, where he scored 15 goals in 122 games while helping the club win the SAA Supa8, the Nedbank Cup, and two league crowns. He made his professional debut on February 7, 2009, in a 2–1 loss to the Moroka Swallows. He scored his first goal in a 3–0 win over Bidvest Wits on November 29, 2011, when he made a solo run from the center of the field into the box in the 90th minute.