Tsakani Maluleke recommended for Auditor-General position

Parliamentary committee recommends Tsakani Maluleke as next Auditor-General.

South Africa’s deputy Auditor-General (AG) Tsakani Maluleke received the backing of parliament’s ad hoc committee on the appointment of the AG.

Outgoing AG Kimi Makwetu’s term ends in November and Tsakani is now officially the top contender for the post following the committee’s endorsement. Her appointment is still subject to final approval by the National Assembly, however the house is likely to ratify the recommendation, especially with Tsakani enjoying the support of both the ruling and opposition parties in the committee.

Tsakani is a Chartered Accountant (CA SA) and current non-executive chairperson of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA). She has more than 20 years of experience in the private and public sectors.

She has worked for various organisations, including Business Unity South Africa, Presidential Advisory Council on BEE, African Women Chartered Accountants, the Association for the Advancement of Black Accountants of Southern Africa (where she is a past president), as well as the CA Charter Council.

She was appointed deputy AG in 2014 and if confirmed, she will become South Africa’s first female AG.