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From: "Elizabeth" <>
Subject: Bank of Africa 4
Date: Sun, 3 Jul 2005 20:29:07 +0300
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Good Afternoon Eira,

Thank you and to you and all who have replied. I notice the branch in
Rhodesia although I was first searching for one in Johannesburg. (Fits in to
the travel history of this gentleman and his family.)

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Subject: [ZA] Bank of Africa

> My grandfather worked for the London branch of the Bank of
> Africa from the early 1900s and came to South Africa in
> 1908 first to Durban (where Gandhi was one of his
> customers), then Graaff Reinet, then Cape Town. A number
> of young Scots were sent to both SA and Rhodesia as
> banking pioneers for this bank from the early 1900s. The
> Bank of Africa became merged with the National Bank of
> South Africa which itself was incorporated into Barclays
> Bank (DCO) in 1925, now called in a nice but untrue twist
> the First National Bank of South Africa.
> Eira
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