South Africans congratulates Dr Tate Makgoe, MEC for Education in the Free State for leading the country with Best matric pass rate.

Dr Tate Makgoe awarded  is MEC for Basic Education (Free State Province) was awarded with an honorary doctorate in Business Administration by the VUT Faculty of Management Sciences.  He holds qualifications from various institutions, namely: B.Com (UNISA), B.Com hons (UFS) AND MBL (UNISA).

As University student ‘Tate’ as he is affectionately known was always aware of the delicate and volatile political landscape in the country owing to the draconian Apartheid policies. On the instruction of the new-defunct United Democratic Front (UDF), the young Tate Makgoe left South Africa in 1984 to join the African National Congress (ANC)military wing, Umkhonto Wesizwe (MK) in exile.

Who Is Dr Tate Makgoe 

Real Name

Tate Makgoe


Parys, Free State


57 years

Brief Biography And Education  Of Tate Makgoe

Mr. Pule Herbert Isak Makgoe, was born on 12 May 1963 in Tumahole, Parys. He received his primary schooling in Tumahole and his high school education in Residensia, Sebokeng. While a student in his home town.

Career Life

Between 1986 and 1991, he was incarcerated in Sun City Prison for political activism. Following the unbanning of the ANC, Makgoe became the Northern Free State Regional Executive Committee Member in 1991. In 1994, he was appointed as the ANC Election Campaign Manager in the Free State. Between 1998 and 2001, he served as the Provincial Treasury and a Member of the Executive Committee of the ANC in the Free State. He is currently a member of the Provincial Executive Member of the ANC in the province.

Makgoe With MEC for Education in the Free State for leading the country with Best matric pass rate.

Makgoe has devoted his life to the disadvantaged and marginalized to fully realize the objectives of the true political transformation and the total eradication of grinding poverty. Between 1986-1991 he was incarcerated at the Sun City Prison for political activism.


Up his sleeves he also holds many awards and believes in the vision of a better life for all. He is driven by the quest for the total eradication of poverty and underdevelopment in the country. He is married to Ivy and are blessed with three children, Palesa, Maki and Junior.


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