Tsogo High School

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Tsogo High School
Mmakau, North West Province
South Africa
Coordinates 25°36′21″S 27°56′42″E / 25.60583°S 27.94500°E / -25.60583; 27.94500Coordinates: 25°36′21″S 27°56′42″E / 25.60583°S 27.94500°E / -25.60583; 27.94500
Type Public, Day Scholars
Established 1975
Principal Mr. Assi
Grades 7-12
Enrollment over 700 Students
Color(s) Green and Gold

Tsogo High School (Tsogo Secondary School) is a public Roman Catholic, English medium, High School located in Mmakau north west of the city of Tshwane, in the North West Province of South Africa. It is primarily run by the Sisters of Mercy.


Tsogo High School (now Tsogo Secondary School) was founded thirty two years ago. ‘Tsogo’ is a Setswana name meaning ‘Resurrection’. Tsogo is therefore a “Resurrection School” or “New Life School”


The story of Tsogo High School begins with the Catholic Sisters of Mercy. The Sisters of Mercy is an Irish Catholic Union of Sisters which dates back to the 1970s and has amongst other things worked to establish community centres, schools, adult education centres and various centres across the country and globe. The Union has worked for over 30 years to assist and uplift communities through Christianity and philosophies of collectivism and self-help.

Tsogo Today[edit]

The school’s campus also houses a primary school, Morekolodi Primary School and a preschool, Motsweding. In addition, the campus houses a community centre, an adult education centre, a church, a health centre, a refugee centre and a convent. The school is housed in a campus that gives learners an opportunity to interact with the community in some activities and therefore gain from social interaction and community work. The school has a small library, computer room, science and biology laboratories,technology room and a newly built mathematics lab.

The school has produced many successful alumni who have gone on to achieve success in their academic undertakings and careers. The majority of learners from the school come from the villages of Mmakau, Bethanie, Hebron and nearby townships of Ga-Rankuwa, Mothotlung, Mabopane, Rankotea and Soshanguve. The community centre, called Mmashiko offers adult education. The community centre, which is adjacent to the school offers classes such as computer literacy, sewing and dressmaking, and bricklaying.

Subjects Offered[edit]


  • Tsogo is a Dinaledi school [1]

Notable alumni[edit]

Arts and Media[edit]



  • Dr. Gomolemo Mokae[5][6] (Author, Medical doctor and Political commentator)
  • Dr. Kennedy John Matshana[citation needed]

Sciences and Engineering[edit]

  • Ramatsemela Mphahlele[7]
  • Dan Marokane [8]


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