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Tate Makgoe
Free State MEC for Education
Assumed office
11 May 2009
PremierAce Magashule (2009–2018)
Sisi Ntombela (2018–present)
Preceded byMxolisi Dukwana (acting)
Member of the Free State Provincial Legislature
Assumed office
May 1994
Personal details
Born
Pule Herbert Isak Makgoe
NationalitySouth African
Political partyAfrican National Congress
ProfessionPolitician

Pule Herbert Isak Makgoe, known as Tate Makgoe, is a South African politician. He was born on 12 May 1963 in Tumahole, Parys, Free State province, South Africa.[1] He is a member of the African National Congress. He has served as the Free State MEC for Education since May 2009. Makgoe was sworn in as a member of the Free State Provincial Legislature in May 1994.

Political career

Makgoe was elected to the Free State Provincial Legislature as an African National Congress representative in the 1994 election. He has served in different positions of the Executive Council, including as the MEC for Finance twice (1994–1996; 2005–2009), as the MEC for Tourism and Environmental Affairs (1997–1999), as the MEC for Agriculture (1999–2001), and as the MEC for Public Safety, Security and Liaison (2004–2005).[1] Makgoe was the legislature's chair of chairs between 2001 and 2004.[2]

Makgoe was named Education MEC by then-premier Ace Magashule in May 2009.[3] Magashule retained him in his post in May 2014.[4] Sisi Ntombela was elected premier in March 2018 and she kept him in his post.[5] Makgoe remained in the position following the 2019 election.[6]

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Free State Provincial Legislature

Free State Provincial Legislature

The Free State Provincial Legislature is the primary legislative body of the South African province of Free State. It is unicameral in its composition, and elects the premier and the executive council from among the members of the leading party or coalition in the parliament.

African National Congress

African National Congress

The African National Congress (ANC) is a social-democratic political party in South Africa. A liberation movement known for its opposition to apartheid, it has governed the country since 1994, when the first post-apartheid election installed Nelson Mandela as President of South Africa. Cyril Ramaphosa, the incumbent national President, has served as President of the ANC since 18 December 2017.

1994 South African general election

1994 South African general election

General elections were held in South Africa between 26 and 29 April 1994. The elections were the first in which citizens of all races were allowed to take part, and were therefore also the first held with universal suffrage. The election was conducted under the direction of the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC), and marked the culmination of the four-year process that ended apartheid.

Ace Magashule

Ace Magashule

Elias Sekgobelo "Ace" Magashule is a South African politician and former anti-apartheid activist who was Secretary General of the African National Congress (ANC) until his suspension on 3 May 2021. He served as the Premier of the Free State, one of South Africa's nine provinces, from 2009 until 2018, and is known to be influential in the ANC of his home province.

Sisi Ntombela

Sisi Ntombela

Sefora Hixsonia "Sisi" Ntombela is a South African politician who is the 6th Premier of the Free State and a Member of the Free State Provincial Legislature. She previously served as the Free State MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs and Human Settlements. She was also the Free State MEC for Social Development. Ntombela is the Deputy President of the African National Congress Women's League and the treasurer of the Free State ANC.

Personal life

On 26 July 2020, Ntombela announced that Makgoe had contracted COVID-19 and had also been admitted to a hospital. She named Makalo Mohale as his acting successor until further notice.[7]

Source: "Tate Makgoe", Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, (2022, November 25th), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tate_Makgoe.

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References
  1. ^ "Profile of the MEC". Free State Education. Archived from the original on 5 May 2017. Retrieved 1 August 2020.
  2. ^ Thlakudi, Michael (27 May 2019). "Makgoe the most experienced MEC in FS, possibly the entire country". OFM. Retrieved 31 July 2020.
  3. ^ "Magashule chooses four women for council". IOL. 11 May 2009. Retrieved 31 July 2020.
  4. ^ Xaba, Thandi (29 May 2014). "Magashule announces his cabinet". OFM. Retrieved 1 August 2020.
  5. ^ Makhoba, Gertrude (9 May 2018). "Free State Premier Sisi Ntombela reshuffles Cabinet". IOL. Retrieved 1 August 2020.
  6. ^ "New MECs for FS announced". Express. 5 June 2019. Retrieved 1 August 2020.
  7. ^ Ntsane, Marvin (27 July 2020). "#CoronavirusFS: MECs test positive". OFM. Retrieved 31 July 2020.
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