Last year, Khakhau walked into the Free State provincial legislature as the youngest member aged 21 years old to represent the DA.
Her goal was simple: young people's issues can only be advanced by young people.
"Young people and women are a buzz word but. when you look at policy formation .budget focuses, when you look at energy focuses, they don't speak to these people.
"So, the reason was simple, there's a leadership vacuum within the country, there aren't enough people occupying spaces that speak to the demographic compositions of our population. So, young people. in the Free State [are] well over 50% of the population yet the people representing them within the parliament, the people responsible for the quality of their lives, decisions that affect their lives ... aren't young people.
"When you sit as a woman, you see women, but their voices are being dimmed. It becomes something that is a bit of a discomfort and so that's why I availed myself for office."
Khakhau holds a bachelor's degree in social sciences from the University of Cape Town.
She believes in uplifting young people as much as she believes in racial equality.
Khakhau said BEE policy which relies on race would be a re-invention of apartheid-like policies.
"I get to reap the benefits of my blackness whereas a white person, a coloured person, don't get to benefit and their households are then put in the background," she said.