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Tsakani Maluleke: Auditing Excellence

Tsakani Maluleke: A Global South African Paving the Way in Auditing Excellence

In the vibrant tapestry of South African leadership, Tsakani Maluleke emerges as a trailblazer in auditing. Beyond the accolades, Tsakani’s journey is a testament to resilience, passion, and a commitment to breaking barriers, embodying the spirit of South Africa’s global excellence.

Born and raised in Soshanguve, Pretoria, Tsakani’s journey began with a foundation rooted in determination and education. Her formative years in Johannesburg, coupled with her education at St Andrew’s School for Girls and the University of Cape Town, laid the groundwork for an extraordinary career that extends beyond national borders.

With a career spanning over 20 years, Tsakani’s expertise as a Chartered Accountant has not only influenced the private and public sectors within South Africa but has also contributed to the global recognition of the nation’s financial and auditing capabilities. Her diverse experiences in auditing, consulting, corporate advisory, and development finance showcase not only her versatility but also her commitment to representing South Africa on the international stage.

As a former non-executive chairperson of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA), she played a pivotal role in advocating for diversity and empowerment within the accounting profession, thereby contributing to the GSA’s mission of fostering global connections and collaborations among South Africans.

The recent election of Tsakani Maluleke and her team as the External Auditor of UNESCO for the term 2024-2029 marks a historic moment not only for her personally but also for South Africa’s standing within the global community. This achievement underscores the excellence she brings to the field of auditing and reinforces South Africa’s commitment to contributing at the highest level on the international stage.

Tsakani’s commitment to diversity is not just a personal stance but a reflection of South Africa’s broader commitment to inclusivity on a global scale. As we celebrate Tsakani Maluleke’s historic achievements, we recognize not only the individual milestones but also the broader impact on South Africa’s global image. Her journey is an inspiration, urging us all to challenge stereotypes, prioritize diversity, and strive for excellence, thus contributing to the elevation of South Africa’s global standing within the GSA community and beyond. In her ascent to leadership, she leaves an indelible mark on the profession and lights the path for those who will follow, enhancing South Africa’s reputation as a beacon of leadership and inclusivity in the global arena.

-Feature Image by Alaister Russel

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