The Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) welcomes the appointment of Tsakani Maluleke as South Africa’s new Auditor-General (AG). Ms Maluleke is the first woman to hold this position in the institution’s 109-year history.
‘As Ms Maluleke begins her seven-year term today, we would like to pledge the commitment of the attorneys’ profession to support her and the office of the Auditor-General South Africa (AGSA),’ says LSSA President, Mvuzo Notyesi.
He adds: Ms Maluleke was also South Africa’s first female deputy AG. She takes over from the late Kimi Makwetu who passed away on 11 November 2020. We are confident that Ms Maluleke has the skill, conscientiousness, integrity and independence necessary to run the operations of the AGSA. Her eight years’ experience at AGSA, first as national leader responsible for the direction of all audit work, and then as deputy AG, proves that the AGSA will be led professionally, effectively and fairly.
The LSSA views the appointment of women in senior positions in chapter 9 and state institutions as part of the ongoing recognition of our constitutional imperatives and that more appointments of women in these positions should be made. The LSSA notes that private institutions and businesses have not made similar progress in this regard and they should also step up transformation to become broadly representative of the South African population.
The LSSA is also pleased to hear that Ms Maluleke takes the baton with purpose and will continue to work closely with those with a keen interest in improving governance systems towards clean administration, especially in the public sector. We wish her a very successful term.
ISSUED ON BEHALF OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE LAW SOCIETY OF SOUTH AFRICA, MVUZO NOTYESI
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