Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services
|Jurisdiction||Government of South Africa|
|Headquarters||iParioli Office Park, 399 Duncan Street, Hatfield, Pretoria
|Ministers responsible||Siyabonga Cwele, Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services
Hlengiwe Mkhize, Deputy Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services
|Department executive||Rosey Sekese, Director-General: Telecommunications and Postal Services|
The Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services (formerly known as the Department of Communications) is one of the departments of the South African government. It is responsible for overseeing the South African communications, telecommunications and broadcasting industries. The political head of the department is the Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services. It was renamed in 2014 when President Jacob Zuma created a new Ministry of Communications with different responsibilities.
Portfolio organisations are those public enterprises (i.e. parastatals) that report to the South African Government via the Ministry of Communications. These are:
- Independent Communications Authority of South Africa
- South African Post Office
- .za Domain Name Authority
- National Electronic Media Institute of South Africa
- Universal Service and Access Agency of South Africa
- e-Skills Institute - http://www.esi-sa.org
- Annual Report 2008/09. Pretoria: Department of Communications. p. 60. ISBN 978-0-621-38855-8. Retrieved 30 August 2010.
- Annual Report 2008/09. Pretoria: Department of Communications. p. 117. ISBN 978-0-621-38855-8. Retrieved 30 August 2010.
- Zuma, Jacob (25 May 2014). "President Jacob Zuma announces members of the National Executive, Pretoria". www.thepresidency.gov.za. Retrieved 26 May 2014.
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