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Minister of Communications and Digital Technologies

South Africa
Minister of Communications
  • 10 other official names:
  • Minister van Kommunikasie (Afrikaans)
  • uNgqongqotjhe wezokuThintana (Southern Ndebele)
  • UMphathiswa lezoNxibelelwano (Xhosa)
  • Indvuna wezokuXhumana (Zulu)
  • Indvuna leTekuchumana (Swazi)
  • Tona ya Dikgokagano (Northern Sotho)
  • Letona la Dikgokahano (Sotho)
  • Tona la Ditlhaeletsano (Tswana)
  • Holobyeya swa Vuhlanganisi (Tsonga)
  • Minisiṱa wa Vhudavhidzani (Venda)
Mondli Gungubele
since 6 March 2023
Department of Communications and Digital Technologies
StyleThe Honourable
AppointerCyril Ramaphosa
Inaugural holderGraaff, D.P.DeV[1]
WebsiteDepartment of Communications and Digital Technologies

The Minister of Communications and Digital Technologies (formerly Minister of Posts, Telecommunications and Broadcasting and Minister of Communications and Telecommunications) is a Minister in the Government of South Africa, responsible for overseeing the Department of Communications and Digital Technologies. In 2014 President Jacob Zuma split the ministry by establishing the position of Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services, but the ministries were combined again in 2018 under President Cyril Ramaphosa. President Ramaphosa changed the name to Communications, Telecommunications and Postal Services.[2] He later changed to the name to Communications and Digital Technologies.[3]

ANC Ministers

Minister Party Term Under President
Pallo Jordan ANC 7 May 1994 – 28 March 1996 Nelson Mandela
Jay Naidoo ANC 29 March 1996 – 16 June 1999
Ivy Matsepe-Casaburri ANC 17 June 1999 – 2008 Thabo Mbeki
ANC 2008 – 6 April 2009 Kgalema Motlanthe
Manto Tshabalala-Msimang (acting)[4] ANC 2009
Siphiwe Nyanda[5] ANC 11 May 2009 – 31 October 2010 Jacob Zuma
Roy Padayachie ANC 1 November 2010 – 24 October 2011
Dina Pule[6] ANC 25 October 2011 - 9 July 2013
Yunus Carrim ANC 10 July 2013 - 25 May 2014
Faith Muthambi ANC 25 May 2014 - 30 March 2017
Ayanda Dlodlo ANC 30 March 2017 - 17 October 2017
Mmamoloko Kubayi ANC 17 October 2017 - 26 February 2018
Nomvula Mokonyane (Minister of Communications)

Siyabonga Cwele (Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Service)

ANC 26 February 2018 - 22 November 2018 Cyril Ramaphosa
Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams ANC 22 November 2018 -5 August 2021
Khumbudzo Ntshavheni ANC 5 August 2021 – 6 March 2023
Mondli Gungubele ANC 6 March 2023 – Present[7]


  1. ^ "UNION OF SOUTH AFRICA". Archived from the original on 16 October 2007. Retrieved 28 November 2018.
  2. ^ Zuma, Jacob (25 May 2014). "President Jacob Zuma announces members of the National Executive, Pretoria". Archived from the original on 27 May 2014. Retrieved 26 May 2014.
  3. ^ "President Cyril Ramaphosa announces reconfigured departments". Government of South Africa. 14 June 2019. Retrieved 7 August 2021.
  4. ^ Ministers - portfolios Accessed on 2009-04-19
  5. ^ "Statement by President Jacob Zuma on the appointment of the new Cabinet". South African Government Information. 10 May 2009. Archived from the original on 13 May 2009. Retrieved 10 May 2009.
  6. ^ "Minister of Communications". 4 February 2012. Retrieved 4 February 2012.
  7. ^ Zyl, Corné van (6 March 2023). "Cabinet reshuffle: Here's EVERY change made by Ramaphosa". The South African. Retrieved 7 March 2023.

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