It was back in 2016 when Zulaikha Patel and her classmates made headlines around the world at Pretoria Girls High School when they took a stand against the schools’ racist policies.
Since then, Zulaikha has grown into an astute anti-racism and social justice activist, keen on seeing the dismantling of institutionalized racism and prejudice.
Zulaikha Patel also gives her views on the things happening in Palestine today; and how Israel can’t be counted as a democratic state because of the injustices that Palestinians continue to suffer.
Watch The Arts Report below as she chats with Kaya 959 News reporter Katleho Sekhotho and reflects on the strides she’s made in her career as an activist and author.
She elaborates on why self-care and self-love are pivotal themes in her book, and how they tie in with the care of natural hair. Zulaikha also gives her views on the things happening in the world today and what she hopes to achieve in the coming years.