The Standard Bank and Its Records as an Economic Source

  • Barbara Conradie


The Standard Bank was the brainchild of a group of Port Elizabeth businessmen who wanted to establish their own local bank. They were unable to raise sufficient capital in South Africa and sent a deputation to England to raise the necessary money. The capital was luckily forthcoming and on 13 October 1862 the Standard Bank of British South Africa was born.


General Manager Local Bank Wide Geographic Area South African Context Eastern Cape Province 
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    An edited version of these reports was published on the end of 1987. See Alan Mabin and Barbara Conradie, (eds) The Confidence of the Whole Country, Johannesburg, Standard Bank. 1986.Google Scholar

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© Stuart Jones 1988

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  • Barbara Conradie

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