Ms Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams

Member of the National Assembly

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About Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams

Ms Thembisile Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams is the Minister of Small Business Development. She previously served as the Minister of Communications. Prior to the 2019 elections, she served as Minister of the merged Departments of Communications and Telecommunications.

She was born in Sakhela Village in Mthatha and has been an African National Congress (ANC) Member of Parliament since 2009. Ms Ndabeni-Abrahams is a recipient of an Advanced Certificate in Project Management, Rhodes University, Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation Diploma in Telecommunications and Managements Systems and a Certificate in Telecommunications and Policy and Regulation Management, Wits University. Moreover she also holds a Project Management Diploma from Cranefields College.

She has served as the Provincial Secretary of the Eastern Cape Youth Economic Council and as a member of the ANCYL of Mthatha East Zone from 1990 to 1994. Ms Ndabeni-Abrahams was a member of the ANC Youth League (ANCYL) National Executive Committee and member of the North West Committee from 2008 to 2010. Source:

See Ms Ndabeni-Abrahams previous Ministerial Performance Agreement as Minister of Communications here.

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2022 committee attendance as minister/deputy

Attended 3 meetings

2021 committee attendance as minister/deputy

Attended 6 meetings

2020 committee attendance as minister/deputy

Attended 16 meetings

2019 committee attendance as minister/deputy

Attended 8 meetings

2018 committee attendance as minister/deputy

Attended 9 meetings

2017 committee attendance as minister/deputy

Attended 6 meetings

2016 committee attendance as minister/deputy

Attended 4 meetings

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Mr S Abraham (ANC) mentioned that the Committee made recommendations but the implementing process was heavily depended on the departmental ...

Mr S Abraham (ANC) suggested that Members should deal with the three documents received prior to the meeting and leave ...

The Chairperson and all Members present extended congratulations to Ms Stella Ndabeni (ANC) on her recent appointment as Deputy Minister ...

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31 May 2011

Mhalingaphambili, maLungu eNdlu yoWiso-mthetho, neendwendwe ezisihambeleyo namhlanje, ndivumele ndikhahlele kwingqwele, inkonde utata uRholihlahla Nelson Mandela, omnye wamaxhego azinikelayo ekulweni inkululeko yeli lizwe. Ndivumeleni ndimqwenele impilo ende nemyoli ngelixa ehleli nosapho ...

Mhlalingaphambili ohloniphekileyo, Mphathiswa uSisulu ohloniphekileyo, Sekela-Mphathiswa uMakwetla, malungu nabaPhathiswa abahloniphekileyo, malungu eSebe lezoKhuselo naMagqala oMkhosi, nani zindwendwe, kuquka nentombi yam, ngqanga neentsiba zayo. (Translation of isiXhosa paragraph follows.) [Ms S ...

Declaration of interests

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Value of Contract Period of Contract Details of Contract and Management thereof Name of State Entity




Type of Business Activity Directorship/Partnership in any Corporate Body



Description of Property Location – Area Extent of the Property




Public/Private Source



Nature Name of Company Number of Shares Nominal Value







Value of any Benefits derived Name of Organisation Type of Business Activity



Name of Trust Trustee/Beneficiary Registration Number Details of all benefits derived




Public/Private Source



Nature Name of Company Number of Shares Nominal Value


Pastellar Events (PTY)LTD



Type of Business Activity Directorship/Partnership in any Corporate Body

Events Management

Pastellar Events (PTY)LTD

Value Description Source

Between R11 199.00 – R15 999.00

Huawei P30 Smart Cell Phone


Description of Property Location – Area Extent of the Property


Marhambeni LOC Mthatha

287 m²

Vacant Land

Qunu A/A


Vacant Land