Mr Nyameko Goso assumed his duties as Consul-General of the Government of the Republic of South Africa to Toronto, Canada on 5 August 2014. Mr Goso previously served as the Chief Director: Internal Audit at the South African Department of International Relations and Cooperation.
The Consul-General holds a National Diploma in Internal Auditing, B Tech in Internal Auditing, Higher Diploma in Computer Auditing, a certification in IT Governance (COBIT), and he is an accredited Training Assessor and Moderator.
As the Head of Internal Audit, Mr Goso was responsible for leading auditing teams and providing advisory services for the 125 South African Embassies, High Commissions and Consulates around the world, mainly administering different types of internal audits and wide risk management. He worked under co-sourcing arrangements of many audit firms, including PricewaterhouseCoopers and KPMG. He further managed the co-sourcing arrangements with various smaller audit and consulting firms. Mr Goso played a key role in establishing Risk Management and IT Audit Advisory services within the South African International Relations Ministry.
The Consul-General was responsible for Internal Audits of the African Renaissance and International Cooperation Fund and its projects in different African countries: these ranged from Electoral Support projects, Electricity Stabilization, Humanitarian Assistance, Training & Development, Agricultural, Capacity Building of Governments and Institutions. He performed and managed many high level forensic audits or investigations which involved private companies in Nigeria, the United States of America, Iran, Angola, Ukraine, India, Ghana, Thailand, Sri Lanka and Austria.
During 2010, Mr Goso was nominated to form part of the team which prepared and presented South Africa’s input and positions into the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions, Phase 2 report. Mr Goso is a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) and also served as a member of IIASA Public Sector Committee, Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA).