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JET extends its condolences on the passing of Free State Education MEC Tate Makgoe

JET Education Services extends its profound condolences Free State Education Member of the Executive Council (MEC) Tate Makgoe

JET is sad to learn of the passing of Free State Education MEC Tate Makgoe. Makgoe led the Free State province to help retain the number one matric results spot for four years in a row. The province obtained an 88.5% pass rate in 2022, an increase of 2.8% from 2021.

Makgoe obtained a Bachelor of Commerce honours degree from the University of the Free State, a master's degree in business leadership from the University of South Africa, and then registered for a PhD in leadership in education with the University of the Free State. Between 1998 and 2001, Makgoe served as provincial treasurer and member of the executive committee of the ANC in the Free State. He later took on the role of chair of chairs in the Free State legislature, between 2001 and 2004.

In subsequent years, he filled the role as the MEC for public safety, security and liaison, the MEC for finance before taking over the education portfolio in 2009. He was a long-serving member of the executive committee and a member of the Free State legislature. He served in various capacities with dedication after joining the government during the advent of a democratic South Africa. 

We extend condolences to his family, friends and colleagues.

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