Fighting the odds to help others do the same

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Fighting the odds to help others do the same

Meet a woman who went through hell to complete her MBA so she can improve mental health in workplaces

SYDNEY SESHIBEDI

Thandi Ntombela* was only four years old when she started school in 1989 in Ngwelezane, a quiet township on the periphery of  Empangeni in KwaZulu-Natal. 

Her early arrival at school was a privilege bestowed on her by her parents, who were school principals in the area. Despite her petite stature, she stood tall when she matriculated at the age of 16 among lofty 18-year-olds, and almost immediately outgrew Ngwelezane and Richards Bay. 

Learning would become her lifelong passion. In July, Ntombela graduated with an MBA from Wits University in Johannesburg...

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