When Adrian Gore founded Discovery in 1992, SA was on the brink of civil war. Nelson Mandela had just been released from prison, the early-stage Codesa talks were volatile and in the same year 46 people were killed in the Boipatong massacre. 

Years later, Gore is building a bank against a backdrop of deepening gloom on the local economic and political outlook.  He says despite unemployment reaching an 11-year high in the second quarter, there are always positive signals that businesses should use to their advantage. 

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