Here are four things that got the new minister a stamp of approval:
1. Young blood
At just 40 years old, she is the youngest member of the cabinet. The South African ministerial cabinet is known for being occupied by more senior members of society and the issue of adding young faces to the cabinet has been an ongoing public discussion.
2. New job, but a familiar space
Ndabeni-Abrahams’ portfolio will combine communications and telecommunications and postal services. She served as the Deputy Minister of Communications under Faith Muthambi and has also worked in the Department of Telecommunications.
3. Educated and fit for the job
Ndabeni-Abrahams enrolled for a Masters in Telecommunications, Policy and Regulation Management at Wits University. She also holds a Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation diploma in telecommunications and management systems.
5. A Queen of style
During her swearing-in ceremony, Ndabeni-Abrahams wore a stylish number from designer Thula Sindi’s collection. The new minister’s aesthetic, from her outfit to make-up and hair, had South Africans gushing.