Radhakrishna Lutchmana Padayachie, commonly known as Roy will be remembered most for his work in the ministry of communications.
President Jacob Zuma has lauded Roy Padayachie for his contribution to the struggle and for his love of the country.
President Jacob Zuma expressed condolences on Saturday morning following the death of Public Service and Administration Minister Roy Padayachie.
Roy Padayachie was a committed patriot who died in the service of his country, deputy minister of public service and administration said on Saturday.
Minister of Public Service and Administration Roy Padayachie has died in Ethiopia, government spokesperson Jimmy Manyi said on Saturday.
Public Service Minister Roy Padayachie has said plans are under way to introduce a single public service, integrating all three spheres of government.
President Zuma has fired Sicelo Shiceka and Gwen Mahlangu-Nkabinde as Cabinet ministers in his latest reshuffle, and has also suspended Bheki Cele.
The former acting chief executive of the SABC, Robin Nicholson, has issued a summons against the public broadcaster and is claiming R2.8-million.
Communications Minister Roy Padayachie tells the Mail & Guardian he was trying to give the SABC board a free hand.
Minutes of a shareholders' meeting called by Roy Padayachie to amend the SABC's articles of association back up charges of political interference.
Icasa has given four models for unbundling the fixed-line local loop, giving Telkom's rivals access to the "last mile" of copper cable infrastructure.
Communications Minister Roy Padayachie has said all broadcasters should contribute to the funding of the country's digital TV migration.
In desperation, broadcaster abandons its mandate and imitates commercial stations.
SA will adopt the digital television standard DVB-T2 and will complete the process of migrating from analogue to digital television by December 2012.
Telkom says the deadline for unbundling the local loop, the "last mile" of copper cables that connects consumers to its network, is "unrealistic".
The government on Monday told Telkom to "move swiftly" in dealing with allegations of widespread corruption within the company.
Communications Minister Roy Padayachie expressed concern at media reports regarding a dossier that alleges "widespread corruption" at Telkom.
Senior managers at the SABC have been targeted for retrenchment as the public broadcaster sets about pruning its R78-million annual salary bill.
Communications Minister Roy Padayachie has withdrawn the draft Public Service Broadcasting Bill pending further consultation.
The draft Public Service Broadcasting Bill needs more work various concerned groups said during public hearings on the legislation on Monday.