Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams

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Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams

Stella Tembisa Ndabeni Abrahams (cropped).jpg
Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams in 2018
Minister of Communications, Telecommunications and Postal Services
Assumed office
22 November 2018
Preceded bySiyabonga Cwele (as Minister of Telecommunications & Postal Services), Nomvula Mokonyane (as Minister of Communications)
Deputy Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services
In office
31 March 2017 – 22 November 2018
PresidentJacob Zuma
Preceded byHlengiwe Mkhize
Deputy Minister of Communications
In office
23 October 2011 – 31 March 2017
PresidentJacob Zuma
MinisterFaith Muthambi
Succeeded byThandi Mahambehlala
Personal details
Stella Tembisa Ndabeni

Mthatha Eastern Cape, South Africa
Political partyAfrican National Congress (ANC)

Stella Tembisa Ndabeni-Abrahams is a South African politician and the current Minister of Communications, Telecommunications and Postal Services in the cabinet of Cyril Ramaphosa. She previously served as Deputy Minister of Communication. Ndabeni-Abrahams is a member of the Eastern Cape Provincial Executive Committee (PEC), and a member of the Eastern Cape African National Congress (ANC) Provincial Working Committee (PWC)

Early life[edit]

Ndabeni-Abrahams was born in Sakhela, a village near Mthatha, in 1978. She is the first-born of six children in her family and her parents were pastors. She completed her secondary school education at the Holy Cross Senior Secondary School in Mthatha

Personal life[edit]

Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams has three children and is married to Thato Abrahams.


Ndabeni-Abrahams is a recipient of an Advanced Certificate in Project Management, Rhodes University; Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation Diploma in Telecommunications and Management Systems; a Certificate in Telecommunications, Policy and Regulation Management, Wits University.[1]

She was previously the Deputy Minister of the Department of Communications (DoC) from 26 May 2014 to 30 March 2017. Prior to the 2014 elections, she held the same position in the then DoC (now Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services) from 25 October 2011 until 25 May 2014. Prior to being an MP, Ms Ndabeni-Abrahams was a Project Manager for the Eastern Cape Socio-Economic Consultative Council from 2003 to 2009. On November 22, 2018, she was appointed as Minister of Communications, Telecommunications and Postal Services and will oversee the unification of the two ministries.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams : People's Assembly". Retrieved 2017-05-23.

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