Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams Biography, Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams Wiki
Stella Tembisa Ndabeni-Abrahams (born 1978) 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)
Communications Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams has been temporarily relieved of her duties for two months after her violation of South Africa’s 21-day national lockdown.
Ndabeni-Abrahams, who leads the communications and digital technologies portfolio, was summoned by President Cyril Ramaphosa after a picture was published on Instagram, in which she was seen having lunch with former higher education deputy minister Mduduzi Manana and a group of others.
“President Cyril Ramaphosa has placed Minister of Communications and Digital Technologies, Ms Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, on special leave for two months — one month of which will be unpaid. As to allegations that the minister violated the lockdown regulations, the law should take its course. This follows the revelation on social media that the minister had recently visited the home of a friend who hosted a lunch, contrary to the lockdown regulations,” said the Presidency in a statement.
The statement, issued by Presidency spokesperson Khusela Diko, said Minister in the Presidency Jackson Mthembu will be acting in Ndabeni-Abrahams’s position.
Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams Early life
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.
Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams Personal life
Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams has three children and is married to Thato Abrahams.
Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams Career
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.
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.
Thato Abrahams is the husband of Stella Ndabeni Abrahams.
Thato Abrahams Work
According to Abrahams’ Linkedin page, he is the Chief Executive Officer of Black Mount (Pty) Ltd since March 2013. He is also the director of Sobitech (Pty) Ltd since June 2016 and Koshfin Capital (Pty) Ltd since April 2012.
He has been a member Manufacturing Circle of South Africa since November 2015 and also the Institute of Directors since January 2013.
Stella Ndabeni Abrahams Husband Thato Abrahams
Thato Abrahams is Stella Ndabeni Abrahams’ husband. Their wedding was held at Dan’s Country Lodge.