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Tuesday, 6 November 2012

South Africa Introduces New Mandela Bank Notes

The first banknotes featuring the face of Nelson Mandela, the former South African President, have gone into circulation.

The banknote, launched on Tuesday, is the first South African note to bear the image of a black person, replacing notes with wild animals and rural and industrial scenes.
The government announced the new notes earlier this year on the 22nd anniversary of Mandela’s release from prison after serving 27 years for his opposition to white-minority rule. The new notes will be used in conjunction with the existing currency, which will be gradually phased out.

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