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Minister of Communications, Ms Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams

Ms Stella Tembisa Ndabeni-Abrahams is the Minister of Communications for the Republic of South Africa; having been appointed to this position on 22 November 2018. The Minister is responsible for executive oversight over the Departments of Communications and Telecommunications & Postal Services.

Born in Sakhela Village, Mthatha in the Eastern Cape; Minister Ndabeni-Abrahams was previously the Deputy Minister of Communications and subsequently of Telecommunications and Postal Services during the period 25 October 2011 to 22 November 2017.

Ms Ndabeni-Abrahams holds a Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation Diploma in Telecommunications and Managements Systems, a Certificate in Telecommunications, Policy and Regulation Management (Wits University), an Advanced Certificate in Project Management (Rhodes University) and a Project Management Diploma (Cranefields College).

Prior to being an MP, Ms Ndabeni-Abrahams was a Project Manager for the Eastern Cape Socio-Economic Consultative Council from 2003 to 2009. She is a recipient of the Premier's Award for her involvement in voluntary activities aimed at improving peoples' lives.