Enabling accountability: WATCH Auditor-General Thembekile Makwetu at #findaba16

South African Auditor General Thembekile Kimi Makwetu was one of the high-profile names at the Finance Indaba 2016. He opened the Finance for Africa programme and shared his vision on the importance of finance and how the Auditor-General of South Africa (AGSA) is enabling oversight, accountability and governance in the public sector.

Makwetu was born in Cape Town and received a BCompt Honours degree from the University of Natal in 1997. He started his career with Standard Bank and later worked at Nampak. He completed his articles at Deloitte where he progressed to senior management before joining Liberty and Metropolitan Life in Cape Town (Western Cape). He moved to Gauteng in 2003 where he worked at Liberty Life. Kimi returned to Deloitte as a director in the firm's forensic unit before his appointment as Deputy Auditor-General at the Auditor-General of South Africa (AGSA). He is serving a seven-year term as Auditor-General, which began in 2013.

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Makwetu was full of praise for the event, which hosted 120 expert speakers, 75 industry leader-exhibitors and 4,500 finance professionals, along with world class South African entertainment, saying: "To be honest, it felt like I was attending the jazz festival for finance professionals."

Listen to his thoughts on Finance Indaba Africa 2016 below:

The Finance Indaba is the biggest annual event on the continent for financial managers and specialists who are seeking partnerships to drive progress. Thousands of delegates will gain valuable insights into realising financial performance and growth, becoming more efficient and accessing funding, among a host of other opportunities from leading players in financial services.