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The Duchess of Sussex is visiting the University of Johannesburg to discuss the challenges faced by young women in accessing higher education.

Meghan is carrying out the solo engagement while the Duke of Sussex is in Malawi on the penultimate day of their 10-day overseas tour.

The duchess is attending a round-table discussion with the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)

She took on the role of the ACU's patron in January from the Queen, who held the position for 33 years.

The duchess opted for a £95 Banana Republic tuxedo dress and matching nude heels for the visit.

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Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex arrives at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa, on October 01, 2019. - Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, is meeting academics and students to discuss the challenges faced by young women in accessing higher education. (Photo by Michele Spatari / AFP) (Photo credit should read MICHELE SPATARI/AFP/Getty Images)
Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex arrives at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa, on October 01, 2019. - Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, is meeting academics and students to discuss the challenges faced by young women in accessing higher education. (Photo by Michele Spatari / AFP) (Photo credit should read MICHELE SPATARI/AFP/Getty Images)
Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex arrives at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa, on October 01, 2019. - Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, is meeting academics and students to discuss the challenges faced by young women in accessing higher education. (Photo by Michele Spatari / AFP) (Photo credit should read MICHELE SPATARI/AFP/Getty Images)
Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex arrives at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa, on October 01, 2019. - Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, is meeting academics and students to discuss the challenges faced by young women in accessing higher education. (Photo by Michele Spatari / AFP) (Photo credit should read MICHELE SPATARI/AFP/Getty Images)
JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA - OCTOBER 01: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex visits the University of Johannesburg on October 01, 2019 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA - OCTOBER 01: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex visits the University of Johannesburg during the royal tour of South Africa on October 01, 2019 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)
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The Duchess of Sussex attends a roundtable discussion with the Association of Commonwealth Universities ACU to discuss the challenges of women accessing Higher Education, the University of Johannesburg, South Africa. Photo credit should read: Doug Peters/EMPICS
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She told the event: "As patron of the ACU it has been an incredible year now and we are really working to advocate for what is truly and deeply important to me: education and higher education, specifically is such a key element for growth, for economic growth and personal growth.

"I think so much of what we should be talking about at ACU is supporting people to know that... you can take the next step.

"So much is about having the support and scholarships and funding for students... That was the reason I was able to attend university.

"At the same level you need to have that support on the inside to be able to give as much back to those in the education system"

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