President Cyril Ramaphosa, on Thursday, appointed Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams as communications minister. Ndabeni-Abrahams is seen as a rising star in the ANC and is a member of the party’s Eastern Cape provincial executive committee. The ANC has long preached its commitment to a generational mix in its top leadership positions.

She was also a vocal supporters of Ramaphosa is the lead-up to the ANC’s bruising national elective conference in Nasrec. Ndabeni-Abrahams most recently served as the deputy minister of telecommunications and postal services, after having previously served as the deputy minister of communications. She has been an ANC MP since 2009. During his cabinet reshuffle announcement on Thursday, Ramaphosa said he was merging the erstwhile telecommunications and the communications ministries, and it would be led by Ndabeni-Abrahams. However, the two departments will remain separate until after the 2019 election. The merger is the first incarnation of Ramaphosa’s prom...

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