Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams is, as is probably common knowledge to others, the current Minister of Information, Telecommunications and Postal Services in President Cyril Ramaphosa’s Cabinet. Do you know the additional info, though, about Stella Ndabeni? Stella wears several other hats aside from serving her country, and right here we have all the information available to you.
The philanthropic minister is Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, from South Africa. Her tale of success is truly inspirational, and her trip is one of a kind. She is also a proud mother of three, and the mother of Thato Abrahams.
|Name||Stella Tembisa Ndabeni-Abrahams|
|Age||42 years old|
|Date of birth||30 June 1978|
|Place of birth||Mthatha, Eastern Cape|
In 1978, Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams was born in the small village of Sakhela, near the town of Mthatha. However, Ms Ndabeni grew up in Quntu, settled in South Africa’s Eastern Cape. She’s the firstborn of six babies. As they were both priests, both of her parents were committed to faith.
Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams is married to a businessman named Thato Abrahams. With three (3) children, the couple is blessed.
She was born in the village of Sakhela, near the Eastern Cape, near Mthatha. Ndabeni-Abrahams is her parents’ first-born child and has five siblings.
In Mthatha, she attended Holy Cross Senior Secondary School.
Stella was unable to pursue her education immediately after enrolling at Holy Cross Senior Secondary School in Mthatha, as her family could not afford it. The financial condition of her family made the young Stella get a job to help her parents foot some of their bills. Often, that’s the responsibility of some families’ firstborn children.
Being the powerful woman she is, and considering the finances of her family, she managed to get a higher education for herself. The following are her qualifications:
- Advanced Certificate in Project Management from Rhodes University;
- Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation Diploma in Telecommunications and Managements Systems;
- Certificate in Telecommunications, Policy and Regulation Management from Wits University;
- Diploma in Project Management from Cranefields College.
She is currently pursuing a Masters in Business Management Administration at Regent Business School
She worked in the rank of Deputy Minister of the Communication Department. For three years, from May 2014 to March 2017, Stella held the role.
Before the 2014 elections, Stella held the same position in the Department of Telecommunications and Postal Service, followed by Doc. For three years, from October 2011 to May 2014, she served.
She worked for six years (2003-2019) as a Project Manager for the Eastern Cape Socio-Economic Consultative Council.
Ndabeni-Abrahams was appointed to act as Minister of Communication, Telecommunications and Postal Service in November 2018.
Tembisa is currently the Minister of Communications, Telecommunications and Postal Services. In September 2018, this occurred after the cabinet shuffle. Prior to that, under Jacob Zuma, she was the Deputy Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services, where she worked from 31 March 2017 to 22 November 2018.
She served as the Deputy Minister of Communications from 23 October 2011 to 31 March 2017, after being appointed by Jacob Zuma to the post. Here she took the initiative to implement the Schools Connectivity Program and the much-needed effort. Up to 1,650 schools in rural South Africa have been connected through this. This reflects her sincere love and interest in education.
In April 2020, during the 21-day national lockout following the country’s COVID-19 pandemic, she was caught in the middle of a nationwide uproar.
This followed after a photo was posted online by Mduduzi Manana, an ANC NEC member. The image showed Stella and Mduduzi being launched. She was then taken away and ridiculed for not obeying the lockout rules.
She was asked by President Cyril Ramaphosa to explain why she had breached the lockdown law.
He further instructed her to publicly apologize to the country. Stella followed the lead of the President and released a ‘video of apology’ to the President and the country.
However, merely six years down the line, in 2018, there came a storm over paradise. Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams husband was accused of cheating on the then Deputy Minister with Sizophila Mkhize, who was an ANC Youth League National National Executive Committee Member.
Word on the grapevine was that Mkhize contemplated ending her existence after Ndabeni discovered the affair and found her nude pictures on Thato’s phone. Both Ndabeni and Mkhize deny ever clashing over Thato’s infidelity or even the existence of this issue. However, sources close to these three, stated that Mkhize was, in fact, involved in a clandestine affair with Stella’s husband.
According to the sources, this all took place in their apartment, and Thato confessed everything to Stella, who was so devastated and heartbroken that she wanted to leave him. Stella changed her mind about leaving and ousting the two after she learnt that Sizophila wanted to take her own life out of sheer embarrassment. In spite of this, the source close to Stella states she is still very hurt and sad about Thato’s infidelity.
Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams contact details
Ms Ndabeni is active on social media and if you are interested in getting in touch with her, here are all the possible avenues you can use:
- Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams Instagram: @stellarated (unfortunately, she has a private account, so you have to await approval to see her top pictures);
- Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams Twitter: @Stellarated;
- Facebook: Stella Ndabeni Abrahams;
- Tel: 012 427 8124;
- Fax: 012 239 7679.
Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams currently serves her country the best way she knows how and she is doing a good job. It goes without saying that she is a role model for numerous daughters of South Africa who continues to inspire many.
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