Minister of Communications (South Africa)

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South Africa
Minister of Communications
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Faith Muthambi

since 26 May 2014
Department of Communications
Style The Honourable
Appointer Jacob Zuma
Inaugural holder Ivy Matsepe-Casaburri
Formation 17 June 1999
Deputy Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams
Salary R2,211,937[1]
Website Department of Communications

The Minister of Communications (formerly Minister of Posts, Telecommunications and Broadcasting) is a Minister in the Government of South Africa, who between 1994 and 2014 was responsible for overseeing the Department of Communications. In 2014, President Jacob Zuma shifted this function to the newly created position of Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Service. The post of Minister of Communications has been retained, but the Minister is now responsible for overseeing the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA), South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), Government Communication and Information System (GCIS), Brand SA, Film and Publication Board [FPB], and the Media Development and Diversity Agency (MDDA).[2]

Minister Party Term Under President
Pallo Jordan ANC 1994 – 1996 Nelson Mandela
Jay Naidoo ANC 1996 – 1999
Ivy Matsepe-Casaburri ANC 1999 – 2008 Thabo Mbeki
ANC 2008 – 2009 Kgalema Motlanthe
Manto Tshabalala-Msimang (acting)[3] ANC 2009
Siphiwe Nyanda[4] ANC 11 May 2009 – 31 October 2010 Jacob Zuma
Roy Padayachie ANC 1 November 2010 – 24 October 2011
Dina Pule[5] ANC 25 October 2011 - 9 July 2013
Yunus Carrim ANC 10 July 2013 - 25 May 2014
Faith Muthambi ANC 25 May 2014 - Present


  1. ^ "Determination salaries and allowances of the Deputy President, Ministers and Deputy Ministers", Proclamation No. 3 of 2015.
  2. ^ Zuma, Jacob (25 May 2014). "President Jacob Zuma announces members of the National Executive, Pretoria". Retrieved 26 May 2014. 
  3. ^ Ministers - portfolios Accessed on 2009-04-19
  4. ^ "Statement by President Jacob Zuma on the appointment of the new Cabinet". South African Government Information. 2009-05-10. Retrieved 2009-05-10. 
  5. ^ "Minister of Communications". 2012-02-04. Retrieved 2012-02-04. 

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