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NEW AUDITOR GENERAL

OFFICE OF AUDITOR GENERAL ONCE AGAIN IN SAFE HANDS NEW AUDITOR GENERAL APPOINTED

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sakani Maluleke, the first female Auditor General in South Africa’s history is aware that she has huge shoes to fill. She is also aware that she will be watched with hawk eyes to see if she lives up to the expectations the country came to expect of this office, after the sterling work of her predecessor, former AG late Kimi Makwetu. But Maluleke, who officially started in her new position on 1 December 2020, is a trailblazer and used to holding her own – knocking down stereotypes on her rise to this austere position. What made her appointed as the first female AG ever in the history of South Africa even more remarkable, was that it was a unanimous vote by all parties in Parliament. Maluleke certainly has the qualifications to step into the shoes of her predecessor, who served the nation with distinction during his term in office. She served for six years as the deputy to Makwetu – who served as AG until his untimely passing on 11 November 2020 – just 19 days short of his full term of seven years that would have expired on 30 November 2020. To those close to her and who know her work ethic, it came as no surprise that at the young age of 44, Maluleke is occupying one of the highest and most important positions in the finance sector of our country. As Auditor General her job is to hold to account and call to account all people, entities and institutions entrusted with the management of public funds and resources. She must ensure that there is no mismanagement of our taxes and

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