Gomolemo Mokae was born in Ga-Mokopane. He was the last of the eight children born of a Methodist minister, Reverend Modisagarekwe Michael and Lotlamoreng Elizabeth Mokae. His parents migrant missionary life took him across the vastness of the Limpopo Province. Mokae's tertiary education was aquired at the University of Natal Medical School, now Nelson Mandela School of Medicine, where he took the MB ChB degree. Dr Mokae thereafter served his internship at Baragwanath Hospital (now Chis Hani Baragwanath) and started a general practice in Soweto before moving on to Ga-Rankuwa. He is an ardent and active promoter of African langauges.
medical doctor and political commentator, Dr Mokae writes
in English and Setswana. He has had numerous literary works published
and television dramas broadcast. The published works include Masego,
Short, not tall stories, Kaine le Abele, The secret
in my bosom and Nnete ke serunya. The TV dramas Gaabo
Motho, Lisenethini - It’s
a goal and The secret in my bosom were broadcast by the South
African Broadcasting Corporation. Mokae has received numerous honours
his literary works and social activism: the Vista (university)
Prestigious Award; the Bertrams V.O. Literature of Africa Award; the
Achievers’ Award from Ekhaya Foundation; Maskew-Miller-Longman’s
African Heritage Literary Award; the Nation-Builder Award from
Batho Batsho Bakopane (“B3”) and the Professor Alexander
Petrie Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Arts and Humanities
the University of Natal.