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Sarb unveils new Mandela notes

Governor Gill Marcus revealed the new notes, which are expected to go into circulation later in 2012.

SA Reserve Bank governor Gill Marcus and Winnie Madikizela-Mandela at the launch of a national campaign on Wednesday, 5 September 2012 in Pretoria on a new range of banknotes honouring former president Nelson Mandela. Picture: Werner Beukes/SAPA

JOHANNESBURG - The South African Reserve Bank (Sarb) on Wednesday unveiled its new bank notes in honour of former president Nelson Mandela.

Governor Gill Marcus revealed the new notes, which are expected to go into circulation later in 2012.

She said the new will appear from the R10 to R200 denominations and will bear Mandela's face, while still keeping the original prints in the background.

Marcus said the bank notes were upgraded to include new security features.