Deputy Minister Telecommunications & Postal Services: Stella Ndabeni Abrahams
This week we talk to South Africa’s Deputy Minister of Telecommunications & Postal Services Ms Stella Tembisa Ndabeni-Abrahams. She previously served as the Deputy Minister of the Department of Communications from 2014 to 2017. She has been a member of several portfolio committees including Communication and Defence, and has been a member of parliament since 2009. She discusses some of the developments she has undertaken in her portfolio to improve Internet connectivity and device accessibility in rural schools; empowerment initiatives to encourage women to pursue careers in ICT; and the 2019-2030 plans to build an army for South Africa to thrive in the 4th Industrial Revolution. We discuss the role of education and networking as important tools to advance women. The Deputy Minister shares her personal journal from humble beginnings to managing a vital portfolio that will form a critical part of the country’s future economy, forms Tune in for more….