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larly as it feeds into govern­ment’s em­pha­sis on the cre­ation of op­por­tu­ni­ties in the dif­fer­ent areas of in­dus­try, op­por­tu­ni­ties that will align the coun­try and its peo­ple to a stronger, more vi­brant fi­nan­cial sec­tor.

“It is en­cour­ag­ing to note that only last month the coun­try was cel­e­brat­ing up­com­ing artists and those that have taken the lo­cal mu­sic in­dus­try to greater heights and even as we launch this year’s SmoothFest, I am happy to see that some of these lo­cal mu­si­cians are within our midst.”

“This goes to show that First Na­tional Bank is a bank that not only cel­e­brates lo­cal tal­ent, but pro­motes it through pro­vid­ing a plat­form for lo­cal mu­si­cians to not only share the stage with their in­ter­na­tional and re­gional coun­ter­parts but also to share their mu­sic with mu­sic lovers around the coun­try,” said the min­is­ter.

Act­ing Min­is­ter of Sports, Cul­ture and Youth Af­fairs Owen Nx­u­malo mak­ing his re­marks at the SmoothFest launch.

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