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Irecently watched a moving SABC interview with Dr Sam Motsuenyane, talking about how the original African Bank was started in the middle of impossible government restrictions on black business.

It was the first day of the inaugural conference of the National African Federated Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Nafcoc), in May 1964. The idea of establishing a bank specifically for black people was tabled. Black business had to find a way to secure capital for themselves because the banking system was simply not interested...

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