Sabata-mpho Mokae writes in English and Setswana (a southern African language). He is the author of a biography The Story of Sol T Plaatje, a youth novella Dikeledi and a poetry collection Escaping Trauma. His debut novel, Ga Ke Modisa won the M-Net Literary Award for Best Novel in Setswana as well as the M-Net Film Award in 2013. He also won the South African Literary Award in 2011. The same novel, Ga Ke Modisa, was subsequently prescribed at the North West University and the Central University of Technology as study material.
His short story Down Sol Plaatje Drive was performed on theatre stage during the Global Express in Iowa City, USA in 2014. His latest book Kanakotsame: In My Times, a collection of English short stories, was launched in 2015.