Speaking to Africa-Europe high-level panel on digitisation in Austria the newly appointed minister expressed the following words:
“African countries may also want to discuss at the intergovernmental level, issues of internet governance, cybersecurity, and the new emerging technologies that impact our people; and as such, we hold a stern view that this should not just be a discussion limited to developed countries.”
Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams was appointed Deputy Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services in March 2017. Between October 2011 and March 2017, Ndabeni-Abrahams served as the Deputy Minister of Communications.
At the time, in 2011, she was the youngest minister in former president Jacob Zuma’s Cabinet at the age of 34. From 1990 to 1994 she served as a member of the African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) in East London before becoming a member of its national executive committee from 2008 to 2010.
She is also a member of the African National Congress Eastern Cape provincial executive committee. In November, she was sworn in as Ministers of Communications and she will also oversee the Department of Telecommunications after South African president Ramaphosa announced changes to his Cabinet.
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