Ms Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams

National Assembly

Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams

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.

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

Attendance Methodology

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Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2019 [Source]


Public/Private Source
Public Government


Nature Name of Company Number of Shares Nominal Value
Private Pastellar Events (PTY)LTD 100% 100%


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 Huawei


Description of Property Location – Area Extent of the Property
House Marhambeni LOC Mthatha 287 m²
Vacant Land Qunu A/A 4ha
Vacant Land Cicirha 6ha

Committee appearances

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Plenary appearances

  • Itu. 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 lwakhe eQunu. (Translation of isiXhosa paragraph follows.)

    [Ms S T NDABENI: Chairperson, hon members of the National Assembly, distinguished guests ...

  • Appropriation Bill 4 May 2010

    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 T NDABENI: Hon Chairperson, hon Minister Sisulu, Deputy Minister Makwetla, hon Members and Ministers, members of the Department of Defence ...

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