South Africa

Mandela on New Bank Notes

First black face to appear on South African money

|

In a tribute to the first black president of South Africa, bank notes featuring a picture of Nelson Mandela have gone into circulation.

The notes, rolled out by the South African Reserve Bank, display the 94-year-old anti-apartheid icon's smiling face.

Using the notes for the first time, Governor Gill Marcus described Mr Mandela as "a South African extraordinary human being".