Cyril Ramaphosa South Africa President Has appointed Tsakani Maluleke as auditor-general of South Africa for a non-renewable term of seven years with effect from 1 December 2020.
The auditor-general looks at strategic government objectives, programs, and initiatives and responds to identified risks in its audit work.
Its role has grown increasingly prominent in South Africa as the government has been made to account for years of corruption and wasteful expenditure.
Maluleke succeeds Kimi Makwetu who passed away due to illness on 11 November 2020, just weeks before the expiry of his term of office. She has served as deputy auditor-general since 2014.
Maluleke 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.
In addition to her role as deputy-auditor general, 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.
“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.
“Since 2014 she has served as the deputy auditor-general and CEO of the Office of the Auditor-General of South Africa.
Maluleke is a chartered accountant and auditor. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) degree from the University of Cape Town, a post-graduate diploma in accountancy from the same establishment, as well as a University of Witwatersrand post-graduate diploma in development and public management.
“She is a seasoned business leader with a wealth of corporate governance experience gained through participation on numerous corporate boards and strategic committees,” the statement read.
“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 new Auditor-General has also served on the Presidential BEE Advisory Council. There she led a sub-committee responsible for developing recommendations for amendments to legislation and regulations around broad-based black economic empowerment.
“Her career has been grounded in a passion and duty to actively contribute to the entry and advancement of black men and women in the accountancy profession,” the Presidency said.
Maluleke has worked with various business and accountancy organizations, including Business Unity South Africa, African Women Chartered Accountants, and was the president of the Association for the Advancement of Black Accountants of Southern Africa. She is currently the non-executive chair of the Board of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants.