- President Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed a new Auditor-General for South Africa
- This follows Kimi Makwetu's death earlier this months, just weeks shy of his retirement
- Tsakani Maluleke has now been appointed as his replacement for the next 7 years
President Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed Tsakani Maluleke as the new Auditor-General of South Africa.
Maluleke will now serve in this role for a non-renewable term of seven years with effect from the beginning of December.
Maluleke has served as Deputy Auditor-General since 2014 and will now succeed Kimi Makwetu.
Ramaphosa lauded Maluleke's achievements in a statement announcing his decision:
"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."
"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."
In addition to serving as the Deputy Auditor-General, Maluleke had served as the CEO of the Officer of the Auditor-General of SA, the first woman to hold this position.
Ramaphosa sang her praises as a seasoned leader with a wealth of experience to contribute to her office:
"She is a seasoned business leader with a wealth of corporate governance experience gained through participation on numerous corporate boards and strategic committees."
"Ms Maluleke served 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."
Maluleke, according to Ramaphosa, had a career grounded in a passion and duty to actively contribute to the advancement of black citizens in her profession:
"She has pursued this passion through her work with various organisations including Business Unity South Africa, African Women Chartered Accountants, and the Association for the Advancement of Black Accountants of Southern Africa, of which she is a Past President."
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that Kimi Makwetu had passed away in hospital on November 11.
Makwetu had been just weeks away from his retirement after a long and illustrious career.
The Auditor-General had passed after a long battle with cancer according to a statement released by his office.
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