Dr Zakeera Docrat is currently a Postdoctoral research fellow under the auspices of the NRF SARChI Chair in the Intellectualisation of African Languages, Multilingualism and Education, Rhodes University. Dr Docrat's research area is Forensic Linguistics/ Language and Law.
Qualifications include a: BA; BA Hons (cum laude); LLB, MA (cum laude); PhD from Rhodes University.
Dr Docrat's PhD thesis was completed in November 2019: 'A critique of the language of record in South African courts in relation to selected university language policies'.
2018 Women in Science Award: DST Albertina Sisulu Doctoral fellowship; 2018 ALASA award for the most outstanding MA thesis in Southern Africa in the area of African languages; 2018 Mail & Guardian 200 Young South Africans (Justice and Law category)