PARLIAMENT’s ad hoc committee has endorsed deputy auditor general Tsakani Maluleke as the ‘perfect candidate’ to replace Kimi Makwetu as the country’s Auditor General.
The committee “unanimously” recommended that Maluleke replace outgoing AG when his term ends in November, according to the Parliamentary Monitoring Group.
Maluleke is now officially the front-runner for the post following the committee’s endorsement.
If appointed she will become South Africa’s first female AG.
The Black Business Council (BBC) on Tuesday congratulated Maluleke for making history as the first South African woman to be recommended for the post since the organization was established in 1911.
“Ms Maluleke has the necessary skills, experience, qualifications and character for the position. As chairman of the CA Charter Council, she led the first BEE sector charter to be gazetted; and reported diligently to the Department of Trade and Industry. Her commitment to service excellence, ethical leadership and contribution to the advancement of transformation was recognized and awarded, at different times, by the Presidents of both the Black Management Forum and the Association for the Advancement of Black Accountants of Southern African (ABASA),” said Sandile Zungu, BBC president.
“We strongly believe that Ms Maluleke’s role as deputy auditor-general, over six-and-a-half years, has strengthened her capacity to understand and respond to the challenges and opportunities facing the AGSA, government, Parliament and the citizenry at this critical period in South Africa.”
Maluleke, who is a Chartered Accountant (CA SA) and current non-executive chairperson of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (Saica), has more than 20 years of experience in the private and public sectors.
According to Saica’s website, in her position as current deputy AG, she is the first woman to hold this executive position in the AG SA’s more than 100-year history.
She was appointed deputy AG in 2014.
As well as being a CA(SA), Maluleke is also a Registered Auditor and has a post-graduate Diploma in Development and Public Management and a post-graduate Diploma in Accountancy BComm (Accounting).
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