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Tuesday, 6 November 2012

South Africa launches new Nelson Mandela bank notes

South Africa today November 6th rolled out new notes bearing the image of 94 year old anti-apartheid leader and the country's first black president, Nelson Mandela. The new 10, 20, 50, 100 and 200 rand banknotes feature Mandela’s image on one side and the other side maintains the Big Five animals already on the bills.

Mandela is the first black man to appear on South African money. A great way to immortalize a great man.

42 comments:

Anonymous said...

Awwwwwwwww!

Anonymous said...

Great man!

Anonymous said...

Awwwwww!

Anonymous said...

Lin Lin...bush girl...only a dead person becomes immortalized...last i checked Mandela is still alive

Anwuli Oputa said...

That is so great to immortalize a great man Nelson Mandela.

David said...

I'm happy he's alive to see all these.

Nonsky said...

Dats kul but I thought they only put pics of dead people on banknotes?? *wondering*

Nonsky said...

Dats rily kul but I tot dey only put up faces of dead people on banknotes?

Anonymous said...

Dats rily kul but I tot dey only put up faces of dead people on banknotes

Anonymous said...

Dats rily kul but I tot dey only put up faces of dead people on banknotes

Anonymous said...

Dats gud,Nigeria plz dnt put obj pic on 5000 naira note.

Anonymous said...

He is worthy of it! A true example of a real leader.

Anonymous said...

i can see N10 and N20 there... lol... very nice immotalisation... Mandela deserves it.....

Willow said...

It is good this was done when he is still alive. A great man indeed!

Anonymous said...

what a great way to honor a man that has fought and paid terrible prizes for his country. I believe he will be so proud where ever he is now, may he live more years to reap his good deeds for his country.

Anonymous said...

@ anon 3.22 amen to that.


Flymoke

eshemomoh said...

wow! Xo.....xo amaizing. Dat man had gud intentions and sincerity of purpose. He is a mre dan a legend, a roll model to young africanz upboming nd a pillar to africa as a whole.diz iz a man who fought 4 vitimization an in justice nd spent nt lezz dan 25 yrs in prison. Hw many of our 9ja leaderz creat lyk him? Their own na 2 knw hw much dx 4 world bank nd thier own share 4 d mineral resource in our blessed land! Any way mre griz to his elbow. 1 nelson, 1 mandela, 1 africa. Kudoz....u deserve it.

Jumoke Popoola said...

He deserve more dan that bcs is a gud leader.

Anonymous said...

He deserves it, congrat 2 him...

Warri Girl said...

Hope they aren't anticipating his death o. I thought only dead people can appear on banknotes except SA government decided not to care any immortalize him like that because he truly deserves it.

Anonymous said...

Nice one. To every one saying its only dead ppl who re put on money,who is on d british pound sterling??? Just asking

Anonymous said...

Who permitted you to gbaguan? C pose na? Mschewww

Anonymous said...

@anon 2:41pm and warri girl not only dead people are put on bank notes, †̥ђε̲̣̣̣̥ queen of england appears on pound notes,

Anonymous said...

Why are d comments so few? If its Ksolo and his ugly women many would have commened. But that's a great step, sometimes you need to pay your respects(no pun intended) when a man is alive so he know he is held in high esteem. Madiba, you are the best.

Unknown said...

Mandela wil b happy 2 die now. Dis is a great way of honouring a great man.

Anonymous said...

B4 mandela went 2 jail,he was a black african wit a revolutionary mindset.Wen he was released, he b'came an old ass kisser esp 2 d west.Did he give blacks in SA d lands seized by whites during apartheid wen he was president??NO!!! Let him b dere taking fotos wit oprah & jay-z Educate urselves

Anonymous said...

what a honour Mr Nelson .. Smh Trying to imagine abacha on the N5000 note ...

Anonymous said...

Congrats Mandiba, but isnt dis a risky venture of puttin a living man's pics on dia national currency? Common we all knw humans r prone 2 f*ck up, so wat den happens if he makes a very terrible act just b4 he dies,would he still be considered a hero whose face is worthy 2 be on dia notes? #just my tots o

Anonymous said...

Na u be d bush person. U don't av to be dead b4 u can be immortaliZed. It means even if he dies, his memory will still be on

veeon said...

Wow, Crowning him as he is still alive. God Blessxx

Anonymous said...

Uhhmmm queen elizabeth is still alive,and she is on GBP.

Anonymous said...

Fantastic

Anonymous said...

Tru sha but he has been gud 4 94yrs nw..isit nw dat hz face is on banknotes tht h'l nw f-up? I tink not...hz 94 n hz jst chilling

Anonymous said...

mk some money into ur acct. this is real, dnt dull. http://tinyurl.com/a9e8t8v

Anonymous said...

Chrisbrizzy
An honour well deserved. Anon 10:42pm, no man is ever perfect but there's a level a man shall attain such that a mistake by him will be tied by his admirers and thrown to the sea. Pray for him rather than say ill stuffs.
This is a wake-up call to all of us, even from our zero position we can make the best use of what we have to effect the lives of people around us and believe me, posterity will never forget you.
God bless Super High Model (my tite for him) Mandel.
God bless you

Anonymous said...

some nigerians are just fake wanna be's who are deformed instead of being informed... so only a dead person that be immortalised? linda, i think u need organise a seminar for some of the readers here to equip their understanding.... tufiaakwaaa, dumb asses....

Anonymous said...

Mandela is not the first black man on the South African note!he is actually the first man or human being on the South african note.its always been animanls n mountains.we love Madiba!love live Madiba

Emmy said...

Mandela has done great, my prayer is that the holy Almighty God will grant him the grace to ebrace christ for him to finish well, then my joy will be full for him

Emeka

Emmy said...

mandela is a great man,but my prayer is that the Almighty God should grant him the grace to embrace Christ for him to finish well.

Anonymous said...

Sour grapes, you think u can dismiss 27yrs of a person's life time with *ass kisser* how long was he president that you want for him to have solved S/Africa problems of how many decades? Abeeeeg, go drink some ukhumboti and let us hear word. It is a democratic society, get into government and make d difference u want.

Anonymous said...

Go an remove Queen Elizabeth's from the Pound Sterling.

Lady Justice said...

Seeing as South Africa is a black country, i dont see how having a black face on their currency should be counted as a milestone. The story here should be about what Mandela stands for. Shame on them for not doing this until now.

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