Ramarutha Makoba was born in Soweto in 1984 and brought up in Diepkloof. His talent surfaced from an early age as he used to draw his favourites cartoon characters. Ramarutha is a traditional realist with a unique, fresh and individual approach to his art. Apart from painting and drawing, Ramarutha also does screen printing and etching. While most of his earlier works are images from Polokwane and Johannesburg, portraying everyday people and children in everyday surroundings, more recently trees are his favourite topic.
He attended workshops at The Johannesburg Art Gallery as well as completing a two year course at Fuba (Federated Union of Black Artists).