Khathu Ramukumba obtained his BCom in Financial Accounting from the University of Pretoria in 2002 and BCom Hons (Financial Accounting) with CTA (Certificate of Theory in Accounting), from the University of KwaZulu-Natal in 2006.
In 2009, he completed the Public Practice Examination (Second Board Examination with Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors) and was admitted as a CA (SA) by SAICA in 2010.
He is currently completing his MBA with Henley Business School.
Ramukumba’s career commenced at the Auditor General office, where he worked from 2003 to 2006 and did his articles in Chartered Accountancy.
On completion of his articles, he joined the Rand Water Group as a Senior Internal Auditor for one year, after which he was promoted to Audit Manager.
The following year, Ramukumba was promoted to Group Audit Manager and worked in this position until June 2011.
His career highlights include being involved in two ministerial directive projects on turnaround strategy and support for Botshelo Water, in 2009, and Bushbuckridge Water, in 2010/2011.
He joined the NYDA as the Chief Financial Officer in May 2011.
Ramukumba was appointed to the position of Chief Executive Officer of the NYDA in May 2014, after having acted in this position for four months.
He also served as the Chairperson of the Audit Committee for the Sekhukhune District Municipality.
He is currently a member of the Audit Committee of the Mpumalanga Provincial Legislature, and a Board and Audit Committee member of the Youth Development Institute of South Africa (YDISA).
He was also recently appointed as a member of the Cluster Audit Committee of the Limpopo Provincial Treasury responsible for these three provincial departments: Department of Economic Development, Department of Transport and Department of Agriculture.
He has also represented the Auditor General in Audit Steering Committees for the following clients: The Public Protector, the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development and the National Prosecuting Authority.
He is passionate about youth development and has served in various leadership positions in youth organisations focusing on issues of young people across the board, including Chairperson of Youth Against Crime at Vhumbedzi District in Vhembe Region, in Limpopo, from 2002 to 2003.