Johannesburg, 30 October 2019 – The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) has announced the Deputy Auditor-General of South Africa, Tsakani Maluleke CA(SA), as its new non-executive Board Chairman.
Tsakani is a respected business leader with a wealth of governance experience gained through participation on numerous corporate boards and strategic committees both in the private and public sector.
“I am honoured and humbled by the opportunity to make a contribution towards strengthening the accountancy profession. Part of our urgent tasks include expediting initiatives that begun under the previous Board – to put in place corrective measures to address our governance structure,” says Tsakani. She is encouraged by the rigorous process that led to the new Board. “I am confident that this Board, made up of dedicated professionals, will do everything in its power to restore the image of the Chartered Accountancy profession and bring value to our members.”
Tsakani – South Africa’s first female deputy auditor-general – is also a passionate advocate and active contributor to the growth and transformation of the accountancy profession through her volunteer work with 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, as well as the CA Charter Council where she served as Chairperson for nine years.
SAICA announced its new Board on 23 October 2019 following a Governance Review of the Institute led by Roy Andersen CA(SA).
Following a rigorous interview process as well as a member voting process at a Special General Meeting held on 23 October 2019, the following people were voted to be SAICA Board members with immediate effect:
- Mr Johan du Toit SC, LLM, Advocate of the High Court of South Africa, Acting Judge of the High Court of South Africa
- Ms Babalwa Bekwa, BCom Hons, MBA, Head of Strategic and Systems Programme Office at Discovery Health Systems
- Ms Yasmin Forbes, MBA, Chartered Director [CD(SA)], Information Technology Executive and Business Consultant
- Ms Ilse Lubbe CA(SA), Associate Professor, College of Accounting, University of Cape Town, South Africa
- Mr Bonolo Ramokhele CA(SA), Partner in Charge at Differentia Chartered Accountants (Pty) Ltd
- Prof. Monica Singer CA(SA), CONSENSYS AG-South Africa Lead for Consensys
- Ms Tsakani Maluleke CA(SA), Deputy Auditor-General at the Auditor-General of South Africa
- Ms Patricia Stock CA(SA) and Registered Auditor, CEO at AKA Africa Group
- Ms Refilwe Matenche CA(SA), Founder and President of African Women’s Movement (AWM)
The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA), South Africa’s pre-eminent accountancy body, is widely recognised as one of the world’s leading accounting institutes. The Institute provides a wide range of support services to more than 46 000 members and associates who are chartered accountants [CAs(SA)], as well as associate general accountants (AGAs(SA)) and accounting technicians (ATs(SA)), who hold positions as CEOs, MDs, board directors, business owners, chief financial officers, auditors and leaders in every sphere of commerce and industry, and who play a significant role in the nation’s highly dynamic business sector and economic development.
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