Appointment of the Acountant-General

Dear Colleagues,

It is with great pleasure that I announce Cabinet’s appointment of Mr Shabeer Khan as Accountant-General as of the 1st of January 2023.

Mr Khan has over 17 years’ experience in the public service. He joins the National Treasury from the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition. Mr Khan is a Chartered Accountant and a member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants . He started his articles in 2002 as a Trainee Clerk with Fazel & Associates and then moved to the Office of the Auditor-General in 2004 where he rose through the ranks to become a Senior Manager.

Shabeer joined the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition as the Chief Financial Officer in 2013. He was appointed as the Acting Director-General in 2022, a position he held until he joined the National Treasury.

He is a member of the Financial Reporting Standards Council (FRSC); and has served on various boards as an Independent non-executive Director, as well as a number of audit committees.

Mr Khan has a Bachelor of Commerce Accounting from the University of the Witwatersrand and Honours Bachelor of Accounting Science (CTA) from the University of South Africa. He has extensive experience at a senior managerial level in public sector which will benefit the National Treasury immensely. 

I wish Mr Khan great success as he takes up this challenging role of the Accountant-General of South Africa. 


Acting Director-General

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