SA student wins award for most outstanding thesis in Southern Africa

SA student wins award for most outstanding thesis in Southern Africa

- Zakeera Docrat is a PhD candidate at Rhodes University

- Her MA thesis was selected as the best in Southern Africa in the area of African languages

- South African tweeps commended her for the achievement

PAY ATTENTION: Click "See first" under the "Following" tab to see Briefly News on your newsfeed!

A South African PhD student has won an award for the most outstanding MA thesis in Southern Africa in the area of African languages.

Rhodes University, where Zakeera Docrat is currently pursuing her doctorate degree, made the announcement on Twitter, Briefly.co.za learned.

The African Languages Association of Southern Africa handed Zakeera the prestigious award last week.

READ ALSO: Khoisan king tells Ramaphosa the Cape has seceded from South Africa

In a tweet, 27-year-old Zakeera explained that her thesis focuses on the role of African languages in the South African legal system.

This isn't the first time Zakeera has been honoured for her brilliance. Mail&Guardian recently named her among its 200 Young South Africans list in the justice and law category.

In an interview with Mail&Guardian, the Eastern Cape born Zakeera revealed that she speaks isiXhosa fluently:

There is a passion and excitement that ignites inside of me when I speak isiXhosa. It’s an incredible feeling and privilege to be able to communicate in an African language.

She is passionate about the need to use African languages during court proceedings in order to level the playing field.

READ ALSO: Blacks only? New party excludes other races, for now

Watch a hilarious animated joke in the video below from our Briefly - South Africa YouTube channel.

Do you have a story to share with us? Inbox us on our Facebook page and we could feature your story.

To stay up to date with the latest news, download our news app on Google Play or iTunes today.

Source: Briefly.co.za

Related news
Mom of necklaced Daveyton boy speaks out: We grow and go through hurtful things

Mom of necklaced Daveyton boy speaks out: We grow and go through hurtful things

Mom of necklaced Daveyton boy speaks out: We grow and go through hurtful things
Briefly.co.za