It sounds like a good idea — copying Fearless Girl, the statue set up in front of Wall Street’s Charging Bull, in an African context. There is very little difference between the New York version and Africa’s Fearless Girl that was “welcomed” this week in RMB’s Think Precinct outside its headquarters in Sandton. There is no fuming bull for her to face down, though, just a sign on the opposite wall saying, “Slippery when wet”. But there is a lion, composed of thin segments as though an egg slicer had gone through it. RMB's co-head of investment banking Emrie Brown’s lot was to perform an egg-dance on Tuesday as she grappled with the symbolisms imposed on the schoolgirl dressed immaculately in uniform, tie and all. The bank's logo is a lion roaring threateningly, but Brown assured the small crowd that the male it signifies is not dominant at RMB. Not that RMB, she hastily added, wanted to line up male against female — the bank “acknowledges the great legacy of men in banking”. The stat...

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