In the 1980s a group of white business people travelled to Lusaka, the home in exile of the ANC, to meet their fellow South Africans to discuss the future of their country. In some circles this was looked at askance, as business dabbling in politics. 

Back then, two things were as clear as mud: first, apartheid was becoming unviable both as an ideology and business; and second, even though the apartheid regime was militarily stronger than the ANC at any time, it could no longer continue shooting unarmed blacks protesting in the townships. ..

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