The Auditor-General (AG) announced this week that Vonani Chauke will take up the position of deputy AG from Tsakani Maluleke, who was appointed AG in December 2020 by President Cyril Ramaphosa after the death of former AG Kimi Makwethu on 11 November last year.
Chauke’s appointment is for five years.
Chauke will be the national audit office’s accounting officer and will be
responsible for operations in support of the AG’s vision during her fixed seven-year term. He joins the Auditor-General of South Africa (AGSA) from Deloitte’s Risk Advisory in Johannesburg, where he is a partner. He is a qualified CA, CISA and CIA, with over 23 years’ auditing experience, and has spent 15 years as a partner in professional audit firms servicing clients in both the public and private sectors.
In a statement released this week, Maluleke says: “We are very pleased to have a leader of Chauke’s calibre joining the national audit office at a time when our organisation is implementing the new, enhanced powers following the amendment of the Public Audit Act, to further enhance oversight and improve accountability, while protecting the gains that were
made by our predecessors. I am confident that his expertise and wealth of knowledge will bolster our efforts to continue to respond effectively to the public expectations and carry out our constitutional mandate.
”We are also buoyed that his outlook which fits well into our long-standing ethical posture of withholding our mandate of serving our country without fear, favour or prejudice – the tenets that guided us for over 110 years now.”