Central Banking

Sarb reveals details of new banknotes

Gill Marcus with Winnie Madikizela-Mandela

The governor of the South African Reserve Bank (Sarb), Gill Marcus, on September 5 presided over the launch of a nationwide communication campaign to inform the public about the introduction of a new series of banknotes.

The revamped currency will feature a portrait of Nelson Mandela, the first president to be democratically elected in the country, and will be in circulation in South Africa before the end of the year.

"We are pleased to issue this new series of banknotes, which reflects South

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