SA’s first female Auditor-General

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As South Africa continuously grows in its vision of diversity and empowerment, the business world too within South Africa can see a change in it’s dynamics. President Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed Tsakani Maluleke as it’s first female Auditor General.

Maluleke has served as a Deputy AG since 2014 and now succeeds Kimi Makwetu who died of cancer on 11 November 2020.

Some facts about Maluleke include the following:

-She holds a B Comm (Accounting) and a post-graduate diploma in accountancy from the University of Cape Town.

-Maluleke has more than 20 years of experience in the private and public sectors, focusing on areas such as auditing, consulting, corporate advisory, development finance and investment management – to name just a few.

-She has further obtained a post-graduate Diploma in Development and Public Management from the University of the Witwatersrand in 2016.

-Maluleke also served on the Presidential BEE advisory council where she led a sub-committee that developed recommendations influencing key amendments to legislation & regulations relating to Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment.

Tsakani Maluleka’s term is for seven years and the appointment is not renewable, in line with the Constitution.

With the rise of women in fields such as IT, Finance & Business it seems that the world over has achieved substantial success in implementing gender equality. Though there is still much work to be done for gender equality, it has to be recognized that the efforts are showing results of many businesses and strong-willed educated women.