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Rakgoathe was born in Randfontein. He obtained his BA (Fine Arts) in 1979 from UNISA an MA in African Studies in 1983 from the University of California, LA, USA. He lived and worked in Soweto.

Rakgoathe was the first black crafts teacher in South Africa. He worked and taught at the Rorke’s Drift and Mofolo art centres. He was a mystic philosopher who made an important contribution to South African art in the face of personal loss and social hardship. The images through which he expressed his beliefs were inspired by African myth and legend, while the concepts that he articulated were more universal in nature. He gradually lost his sight and could no longer produce works.

Mystical Awakening,
silkscreen, edition 24/50, 30 x 30cm, 1971
Wayne Cahill Barker   Gerhard Harald Batha   Walter Whall Battiss   Deborah Margaret Bell   Bongi Bengu   Willie Bester
Peter John Bonney   Willem Hendrik Adriaan Boshoff   Mbongeni Richman Buthelezi   Norman Catherine   Erika Hibbert   Phillemon Hlungwani
Robert Griffiths Hodgins   William Kentridge   John Kramer   Speelman Mahlangu   Colbert Mashile   Clare Menck
John Mark Moore   Zwelethu Mthethwa and Sam Nhlengethwa   Olbie Olberholzer   Walter Oltmann   Milwa Mnyaluza George Pemba   Uwe Pfaff
Karin Preller   Dan Rakgoathe   Albert Redelinghuys   Jürgen Schadeberg   Lucky Sibiya   Jaco Sieberhagen
Lionel Smit   Richard John Smith   Angus Taylor   Alfred Thoba   Andrew Verster   Edoardo Villa