In the embrace of Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University, Moshate Gardens finds itself not just as a neighborhood but as a partner in the journey towards a healthier and more compassionate society. The melding of academia and residential life creates a unique synergy, fostering a community that values education, healthcare, and the collective well-being of all who call this place home. As the university continues to shape the future of healthcare professionals, Moshate Gardens remains a proud witness to the ongoing legacy of excellence and service that emanates from this academic institution.

Sefako Makgatho

Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University exemplifies a commitment to societal well-being and community development by strategically producing healthcare professionals who actively address the healthcare needs of the remotest areas and impoverished communities. This university stands as a beacon of progress, ensuring that its graduates contribute to the enhancement of health and the betterment of society at large.

Sefako Makgatho- Teacher . Nation Builder. International Leader . Spiritual Guide

Who is Sefako Makgatho?

Sefako Makgatho invented the Sefako stove, which he called the Transvaal fireplace, and which he refused to patent as a philanthropic gesture. And his stoves, which burnt the wood that was so plentiful in those days, went on warming villages and townships for decades.

You probably know Sefako Makgatho better as chief organiser in Bloemfontein in 1912, where he helped to draft the Declaration of the formation of the ANC, and of course as Second ANC President from 1917 to 1924. But even when he was engaged in important national and international affairs, he kept working on basic things, like draining swamps, improving watering troughs for cattle and goats, cleaning streets. And when he was criticized for paying attention to such small matters, he answered, that if you teach a young man to shave himself and to keep his razor in order, you contribute more to his happiness than if you do something more big, because, I quote him, "he escapes the frequent vexation of waiting for barbers, their dirty fingers, offensive breath, dull razors. He can shave when he pleases and with a good instrument".

A person's fate is largely determined by his or her acts, he declares, and if you want to win, learn the rules of nature, especially human nature. In a way, his newspaper, the African Advocate served as a guide through the hazardous territory called life. In the newspaper he asked questions: How can you depend on others when you can't depend on yourself? Why blame wolves for eating sheep when men eat a lot more than wolves do? The better you understand the world, says Sefako Makgatho in the African Advocate, the less you like it.

Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University - Health Is Good