Mandela to make his mark on our money

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st p2secNEWmoney INL SA REPLACING ANIMALS: President Zuma displays one of the new banknotes. Picture : Sizwe Ndingane

SOCIAL networks were abuzz at the weekend over the decision to use Nelson Mandela’s image on all of the country’s banknotes.

While most users praised the move, some questioned why other liberation heroes weren’t also being honoured.

The new notes were unveiled by President Jacob Zuma on Saturday – the 22nd anniversary of Mandela’s release from prison.

Zuma said the gesture was a fitting tribute to Mandela, a symbol of the country’s struggle for freedom and democracy.

“With this humble gesture we are expressing our deep gratitude, as the South African people, to a life spent in service of the people of this country and in the cause of humanity worldwide,” Zuma said. – Sapa

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Talia Harison, wrote

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03:47pm on 21 February 2012
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Personally, I think having Mandela represented on our currency is very apt and it will act as a constant source of inspiration and hope to South African's. I look forward to seeing the notes in due time. <a href="http:www.africa.comsouth_africafinance" title="South Africa" target="_blank">South Africa<a> has extremely relevant information on investment and finance in South Africa featuring similar news information.

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Anonymous, wrote

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07:45am on 14 February 2012
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We welcome this.U baba deserves it and We do too

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master, wrote

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10:30pm on 13 February 2012
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Those who said is the waste of money, that money is the one which is going to build the houses.Let us respect our DADA Madiba. I don't know whether i made mistake or not, i entered to the other setting to respond to this comment but it seemed as if i did it as a complain. If it was so please pardon me.

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Peter Kiggen , wrote

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09:31pm on 13 February 2012
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A fitting tribute to one of the greatest leaders of our time. Peter from California.

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master, wrote

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06:30pm on 13 February 2012
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Good thing 2 know

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Anonymous, wrote

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04:38pm on 13 February 2012
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what a waste instead of building houses for the poor or creating jobs they creating & changing bank notes "its a shame"

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Anonymous, wrote

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02:46pm on 13 February 2012
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Nelson Van Riebeck. The circle is complete

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Anonymous, wrote

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01:44pm on 13 February 2012
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Damn thats some ugly note...yerrrrr as from now on its EFT all the way pappi

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Guess Who , wrote

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01:07pm on 13 February 2012
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meaning everyone who has stashed R50`s somewhere must try circulate it again? Right?

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Anonymous, wrote

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12:48pm on 13 February 2012
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the money will not be a good idea if it will have his 46664 mark because as christians we consider that to be the sign of the beast

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moneyman, wrote

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12:20pm on 13 February 2012
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finally our money will have some true value.

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