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South Africa’s Auditor-General

Thembekile Kimi Makwetu

Auditor-General of South Africa

BCompt (Hons) CA(SA)


Thembekile Kimi Makwetu was born in Cape Town and completed a Social Sciences degree at the University of Cape Town in 1989. He received a BCompt Honours degree from the University of Natal (distance learning in 1997) and is a qualified chartered accountant.

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 in Cape Town (Western Cape). He moved to Gauteng in 2003 where he worked at Liberty Life. Kimi returned to Deloitte as a director in the firm's forensic unit before his appointment as Deputy Auditor-General at the Auditor-General of South Africa (AGSA).

Kimi is married and has three children.

On 1 December 2013, the President of the Republic of South Africa, Mr Jacob Zuma, officially appointed our former Deputy Auditor-General, Mr Kimi Makwetu, as the new Auditor-General of South Africa for a period of seven years.