Central Banking

SARB launches upgraded banknote series

The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) on Monday 17 January launched banknotes with improved security features which will go into circulation from 1 February 2005.

Click here to read the Fact Sheet on the SARB's website

In line with international best practice, the Bank regularly revises the security features and design of banknotes because the Bank is committed to ensuring the public has reliable currency. The SARB last changed South Africa's banknotes in 1992.

The upgraded banknotes will retain

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