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New Mandela banknotes

By I-Net Bridge | Feb 13, 2012 | COMMENTS [ 175 ]

SA'S new banknotes will have Nelson Mandela's image as the main illustration on all notes, President Jacob Zuma announced at the weekend.

At a presentation at the SA Reserve Bank, along with the bank's governor Gill Marcus and Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan, Zuma said the use of Mandela's image was part of the recognition of the former president's role in the fight against apartheid, the liberation of the country and that he was recognised as a leader around the world.

"This humble gesture expresses our gratitude for a life spent in the service of this country," he said.

Saturday's date marks the 22nd anniversary of the release of Mandela after he spent 27 years in jail.

Marcus pointed out that the new notes would have enhanced security features, that they would be easier to read by the blind or partially sighted people and would be machine readable.

Marcus said the new banknotes would have similar dimensions to the current notes.

She pointed out that banknotes were only second in importance to a country's national flag.

Gordhan recalled where each of them spent the day Mandela was released - Zuma was in Zimbabwe, Marcus in London, and himself in an underground meeting. " This shows how far we have come as a country Gordhan said."

Marcus apologised for the confusion caused by the somewhat cryptic media invitation sent earlier this week about the press conference, saying there was no intention to mislead.

The current banknotes that depict the big five wild animals would continue as legal tender until they have been replaced by the new design at a date to be announced.

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@PleaseGetReal
Shredder
Oh please. What are talking about? There have been wars everywhere. Even in the most clever people; the Russians. The Soviet Union was a war zone and those people are very intelligent.
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Yes, everywhere was war, but it was unnecessary, what is the main reason for a civil war?
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Of course war is unnecessary. I was just remarking on what you said that it was for people who can't read and write. Wars happen because oppressed people want to be set f.r.e.e and other people don't want to set them f.r.e.e.

Feb 13, 2012 2:18 | 0 replies

Bdoobs

I have never, ever denied the role that Madiba had in preventing a war in SA. He was a blessing to all

I knew what was happening in the mid 1980's. Take my word for it, it was touch and go for a while there. If it hadn't been for De Klerk, Pik and a few others, we would never have got as far as releasing Madiba. De Kock already had the plans drawn up and they would have been implemented if there hadn't been a mini coup within the Nats. Don't underestimate just how fragile that whole period was. De Klerk saved all our backsides. Without him, we would never even have been blessed with Madiba's presidency.

Feb 13, 2012 1:44 | 0 replies

@WordofGod
o bolawa ke go bua sekgowa too much!!
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why?? ke bolawa ke sekgowa....eishh, common sense evades me!! hhmmm.....fsfsfsfs shhhhfshsh blowing smoke.....explain, musi wa mpolaya....

Feb 13, 2012 1:43 | 0 replies

M sorry but this has Illuminati all ova it

Feb 13, 2012 1:42 | 0 replies

Why are you not complaining about kruger park,
paul kruger street, krugersdorp, kruger rands Kruger's capital., Paul Kruger Gate, Paul Kruger Drive Monument, kruger game reserve. kruger national park. kruger park lodge, kruger gardens and yet complain about mandela ( Jan Van Reebek was on the note for bloody long) and you did not complain, i hope in future we have bean and shower head on the note kwakwakwakwa

Feb 13, 2012 1:39 | 0 replies

@WordofGod

@kea
e, ke batla ho thola a red teddybear, A3 size card and roses . . .
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O tla dibona papatso on TV. The nigerian says the whole of my better be your gift than all.
So any word on this?

Feb 13, 2012 1:35 | 0 replies

While Mandela is honoured million times, what about the other struggle heroes Zuma? It's only a matter of time that you name bullets used in Mzansi after Mandela.

Feb 13, 2012 1:34 | 0 replies

Zuma must just enjoy holding that note. Your's face will never be celebrated since you are a silent strategic tribalist. Yours will only be celebrated on those R10 t-shirts mostly worn by old-aged generation, mostly gogs.

Feb 13, 2012 1:30 | 0 replies

@bumbo
lol! y o kwata jwanong? and wa nkoba ebile!!!

@kea
e, ke batla ho thola a red teddybear, A3 size card and roses . . .

@zaco
o bolawa ke go bua sekgowa too much!!

Feb 13, 2012 1:28 | 0 replies

Eish! retlare re tshwere dikgang motho a ntsha christmas ya difebe(valentines day) kamo moteteng!

Feb 13, 2012 1:44 | 0 replies

so i guess a lot of you are angels nee? no daily sin, just clean nee?
Why are you not complaining about Paul kruger
paul kruger street, krugersdorp, kruger rands Kruger's capital., Paul Kruger Gate, Paul Kruger Drive Monument, kruger game reserve. kruger national park. kruger park lodge, kruger gardens and yet complain about mandela ( Jan Van Reebek was on the note for bloody long)

Feb 13, 2012 1:45 | 0 replies