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South Africa’s Auditor-General

Mr Thembekile Kimi Makwetu
The Auditor-General of South Africa
BCompt (Hons) CA (SA)

Personal history
Thembekile Kimi Makwetu was born in Cape Town and studied Social Sciences at the University of Cape Town. He received a BCompt Honours degree from the University of South Africa (Unisa) in 1997 and is a qualified chartered accountant (CA).

He started his career with Standard Bank and later worked at Nampak. He completed his articles at Deloitte where he progressed to senior management before joining Liberty and Metropolitan Life. Kimi returned to Deloitte as a director in the firm's forensic unit before his appointment at the Auditor-General of South Africa (AGSA).

After serving as Deputy Auditor-General since 2007, Kimi was appointed Auditor-General on 1 December 2013.

Kimi is married and has three children.