Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services

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Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services
Agency overview
Jurisdiction Government of South Africa
Headquarters Hatfield, Pretoria
Minister responsible
Child agency
Website www.doc.gov.za

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, including propaganda.[1][2] President Ramaphosa changed the department in November 2018 to : Communications, Telecommunications and Postal Services.

Ministers through the years

Term started Term ended Minister surname Minister name(s) Date of birth Date of death Under Prime Minister / President Political Party
1910 1912 Graaff David Pieter de Villiers 30 March 1859 13 April 1931 Botha, L South African Party
1912 1912 Leuchars George 16 April 1858 10 February 1924 Botha, L. South African Party
1912 1915 Watt Thomas 1857 1947 Botha, L. South African Party
1915 1919 Beck Johannes Hendricus Meiring 28 November 1855 15 May 1919 Botha, L. South African Party
1919 1920 Orr Thomas 1874 Smuts, J.C. South African Party
1920 1921 Graaff Jacobus Arnoldus Combrinck 4 March 1863 5 April 1927 Smuts, J.C. South African Party
1921 1924 Watt Thomas 1857 1947 Smuts, J.C. South African Party
1924 1925 Boydell Thomas 1882 5 July 1966 Hertzog, J.B.M. National Party
1925 1928 Madeley Walter Bayley 28 July 1873 15 May 1947 Hertzog, J.B.M. National Party
1928 1929 Sampson Henry William 12 May 1872 6 August 1938 Hertzog, J.B.M. National Party
1929 1945 Clarkson Charles Francis 1881 1959 Hertzog, J.B.M. and Smuts, J.C National Party and United Party
1945 1950 Erasmus Frans Christiaan 1896 Smuts, J.C. United Party and National Party
1950 1954 Naudé Jozua Francois 15 April 1889 31 May 1969 Malan, D.F. National Party
1954 1958 Serfontein Jan Strijdom, J.G. National Party
1958 1968 Hertzog Johannes Albertus Munnik 4 July 1899 5 November 1982 Verwoerd, H.F. and Vorster , B.J. National Party
1968 1970 janse van Rensburg Matthys Cornelis Grove 12 February 1919 1970 Vorster, B.J. National Party
1970 1976 Viljoen Marais 2 December 1915 4 January 2007 Vorster, B.J. National Party
1976 1978 van der Spuy Johannes Petrus 24 November 1912 13 September 2003 Vorster, B.J. National Party
1978 1978 Smit Hennie Botha P.W. National Party
1978 1979 de klerk Frederik Willem 18 March 1936 Botha, P.W. National Party
1982 1984 Munnik Lourens Albertus Petrus Anderson 1925 12 July 2016 Botha, P.W. National Party
1984 1991 Bartlett George 14 March 1931 25 March 2010 de Klerk, F.W. National Party
1991 1994 Welgemoed Peter Johannes 1943 de Klerk, F.W. National Party
1994 1996 Jordan Zweledinga Pallo 22 May 1942 Mandela N.R. ANC
1996 1999 Naidoo Jayaseelen 20 December 1954 Mandela, N.R. ANC
1999 2009 Casaburri Ivy Florence Matsepe 18 September 1937 6 April 2009 Mbeki, T.M. and Motlanthe, K.P. ANC
2009 2010 Nyanda Siphwe 22 May 1950 Zuma, J.G. ANC
2010 2011 Padayachie Radhakrishna Lutchmana 1 May 1950 5 May 2002 Zuma, J.G. ANC
2011 2013 Pule Dinah Deliwe Zuma, J.G. ANC
2013 2014 Carrim Yunus Zuma, J.G. ANC
2014 2017 Muthambi Azwihangwisi Faith Zuma, J.G. ANC
2017 2017 Dlodlo Ayanda 22 May 1963 Zuma, J.G. ANC
2017 2018 Kubayi-Ngubane Mmamoloko Tryphosa Zuma, J.G. ANC
2018 2018 Cwele Siyabonga Cyprian (Communications) 3 September 1958 Ramaphosa, M.C. ANC
2018 2018 Mokonyane Nomvula (Telecommunications and Postal Services) 20 June 1963 Ramaphosa, M.C. ANC
2018 Ndabeni-Abrahams Stella Tembisa 1979 Ramaphosa, M.C. ANC


Portfolio organisations

Portfolio organisations are those public enterprises (i.e. parastatals) that report to the South African Government via the Ministry of Communications. These are:

References

  1. ^ Zuma, Jacob (25 May 2014). "President Jacob Zuma announces members of the National Executive, Pretoria". www.thepresidency.gov.za. Archived from the original on 27 May 2014. Retrieved 26 May 2014.
  2. ^ de Wet, Phillip. "Propaganda ministry is a go - without Mac". Mail & Guardian. Retrieved 26 May 2014.
  3. ^ ".za Domain Name Authority". www.zadna.org.za. Retrieved 2017-10-14.
  4. ^ Republic of South Africa: Department of Telecommunications & Postal Services .

External links

  • Department of Communications
  • ZADNA


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