The South African Reserve Bank plans to print banknotes with late Nelson Mandela on both sides in limited issue.
The elephant, lion, rhino, leopard and buffalo will be replaced with images of Nelson Mandela in special commemorative banknotes celebrating the 100th anniversary of his birth. A R5 coin will also will also bear the face of the former president.
The official launch is scheduled for 13th July 2018 with the currency then going into circulation for a limited period on Nelson Mandela’s birthday from 18th July 2018.
The bank says further details and security features of the new notes and coins will be released in time for the official launch,