AG appointed UNESCO External Auditor

AG appointed UNESCO External Auditor

Sunday, November 19, 2023

Auditor-General of South Africa Tsakani Maluleke has been commended on her appointment as External Auditor of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) for a period of six years, from 2024 to 2029 .

In a statement, President Cyril Ramaphosa said: “On behalf of government and the nation, I congratulate our Auditor-General on her election to a global role which as an acknowledgment of her personal capabilities and the leadership capacity and integrity that resides in South Africa’s governance institutions .


The President appointed Maluleke, on recommendation of the National Assembly, as Auditor-General with effect from 1 December 2020 .

She had previously been Deputy Auditor-General and the first woman to hold this office .

Maluleke is a Chartered Accountant and registered auditor who holds a B Comm (Accounting) and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Accountancy from the University of Cape Town .

She also obtained a Post-graduate Diploma in Development and Public Management from the University of the Witwatersrand in 2016 .

Maluleke was elected to her UNESCO role on 16 November 2023 by members of various committees and subsidiary organs of this United Nations agency .

UNESCO contributes to peace and security by promoting international cooperation in education, sciences, culture, communication and information .

The President wished Maluleke well as she embarks on her new oversight position .

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