President Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed the first female Auditor-General, Tsakani Maluleke.
She is taking up this position on 1 December 2020. As is the law with Chapter nine institutions, Maluleke will head the AG’s office for a seven-year non-renewable term.
Last month the National Assembly unanimously recommended Maluleke to the President for appointment as the new Auditor-General of South Africa.
Ramaphosa congratulated the new AG, describing her appointment as a “remarkable personal milestone”. The president said he “wishes her well in her leadership of an institution charged with advancing public sector accountability and contributing to the building of an ethical and capable state”.
“Ms Maluleke has more than 20 years of experience in the private and public sectors, spanning diverse areas including Auditing, Consulting, Corporate Advisory, Development Finance, Investment Management and Skills Development Agencies,” The Presidency said in a statement.
She served as Deputy Auditor-General since 2014 and Maluleke on the Presidential BEE Advisory Council where she led a sub-committee that developed recommendations that influenced key amendments to legislation and regulations relating to Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment.
The incoming Auditor-General is a Chartered Accountant and registered auditor who holds a B Comm Accounting and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Accountancy from the University of Cape Town.
She also obtained a Post-graduate Diploma in Development and Public Management from the University of the Witwatersrand in 2016.
Maluleke succeeds Kimi Makwetu who passed away last week just days before the end of his office term.