Show me the money! SA launches new Madiba banknotes

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The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) has, for the first time in its history of nearly 100 years, launched commemorative banknotes and a 3rd commemorative R5 circulation coin in honour of the late President Nelson Mandela.

JOHANNESBURG - The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) has, for the first time in its history of nearly 100 years, launched commemorative banknotes and a 3rd commemorative R5 circulation coin in honour of the late President Nelson Mandela (Madiba). 

 


This year marks Madiba&39;s centenary and next week would have been his 100th birthday. 

 

 

 

According to the SARB, Mandela promoted reconciliation, led the country&39;s reintegration into the global economy, strengthened the framework for macroeconomic management, and ushered in the Constitution as the first president of the country&39;s democratic era. 

The new notes feature, among others, Madiba’s Soweto home. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The SARB also launched a mobile application (app) as a platform to create greater public awareness of the security and technical and design features of the new banknotes. 

 

 

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