Star student shakes hands with duchess

Yoliswa Sobuwa

THE best thing about being named one of the Top 10 African students on the Rare Rising Stars programme for Andile Mkhonto from Soweto-on-Sea was being personally congratulated by the Duchess of York.

Ambitious Mkhonto, 21, has only been part of the Hult International Business School in London for a year and is already making waves.

Mkhonto never knew his father and was brought up by his grandmother Nomisile, 88, after his mother died when he was 13. He shared a four-roomed house with eight relatives.

“I was just a small kid from the township and I did not get the best education but now I am constantly competing with people who had access to the best education. I feel very humbled and honoured to be in the top 10 of the best students at Hult International Business School.

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