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“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” -Nelson Mandela

November 17, 2012

Morgan Reynolds Publishing


South Africa has released currency notes featuring the image of Nelson Mandela, one of the world’s most beloved statesmen. The new Mandela notes, Madiba Bucks, Mandela Rands, or so-called Randelas went into circulation this month. The series comes in demoninations of 200, 100, 50, 20, and 10 Rand notes—the notes’ reverse side remains the same, with pictures of the “Big Five” animals (lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, and buffalo).

 South Africa president Jacob Zuma said the banknotes were “a humble gesture” to express South Africa’s “deep gratitude.” The first person to use the new banknotes was South Africa’s Reserve Bank governor Gill Marcus. “She spent 160 rands, about $18 on some nuts, beetroot, a watermelon, and a cucumber at her local shop in the capital, Pretoria,” according to one news report. Said Marcus, “This is our way to pay tribute to him. Madiba does represent something special, not only in…

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