South Africa’s new banknotes

first_imgSouth Africa’s new banknotes are the first redesign of banknotes since 1992.The new notes retain the size and colours of the previous series, as well as the animals and economic theme of each denomination, the design has been refreshed and a number of new security features have been included. (Image: Wikimedia)Brand South Africa Reporter The South African Reserve Bank released new banknotes into circulation from 1 February 2005. This is the first redesign of the banknotes since the current series was introduced in 1992.While the new notes retain the size and colours of the previous series, as well as the animals and economic theme of each denomination, the design has been refreshed and a number of new security features have been included.The older notes will remain legal tender for the foreseeable future. No South Africa currency has been demonetarised, so all previous issues are still legal tender.It is expected that the new series of banknotes will form the bulk of the currency in circulation by the end of the year.Reserve Bank Governor Tito Mboweni points out that South African banknote design is “highly regarded”, and that the previous series “withstood any major counterfeiting threat”.Addressing journalists at the launch of the new notes in Pretoria in January, Mboweni said that banknote redesign every six to eight years was in line with international best practice.South Africa’s new banknotes, Mboweni said, “are a window on the country, its people, heritage and culture”. The new design incorporates SA’s Coat of Arms and features all 11 official languages, as well as improved facilities for the partially sighted.Makoya MoolaThe issue of the banknotes is accompanied by a campaign, dubbed “Makoya Moola”, to encourage South Africans to get to know their money. “Makoya” refers to “the real McCoy”, “moola” is a South African slang term for money.“The security features on South African rands are only useful if people use them”, Mboweni said.The Reserve Bank has advised the public to “look, feel and tilt” their money to check the security features of the banknotes.LOOK The banknotes contain a number of new security features that can be examined by holding them up to a light source. An additional watermark of the denomination value has been added to the older series’ animal.The see-through, or perfect registration, security feature can also be seen by holding the note up to the light. In the upgraded series, an R and the denomination value will be seen in the bottom left corner. This is composed of elements printed on the front and back of the note. Users should check that the front and back images align perfectly to form the image.The security thread and unique serial numbers are retained, although the new series contains an additional, conical, serial number. The numbers of this serial number increase in size from left to right.FEEL Banknotes have a distinctive feel and sound when flicked through the fingers. This comes from the paper that is used and the intaglio printing method. The rough effect of the intaglio printing can be felt on the front of all banknotes, and on the backs of R100 and R200 notes.TILT Some of the security features can only be seen by holding the notes almost horizontally. The upgraded R50, R100 and R200 note have their denomination values printed in colour-changing ink on the front bottom right of the note. When a R50 or R100 note is held horizontally, the ink changes from green to gold. On the R200 note, the ink changes from magenta to green.The new R50, R100 and R200 notes also contain a holographic Coat of Arms in the security thread.A new feature that is contained on all of the upgraded series of banknotes is the shimmering gold band. When the note is tilted, this is visible on the back with a Coat of Arms and the denomination value of the note.Another new feature is the hidden image. The geometric shapes on the front of the notes will form an image when the note is held horizontally to the eye.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

The Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce works to educate voters in the community

first_img Posted: October 29, 2018 October 29, 2018 Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News Tags: Carlsbad, Decision 2018 FacebookTwitter The Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce works to educate voters in the community 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) The President and CEO of the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce, Ted Owen, joins Good Morning San Diego to talk about the steps they’re taking to assist voters for the November election.The Chamber said they have helped to educate voters using their Civic Champion Workshop, Voter Resource Guide, a survey conducted with their members and articles in the Carlsbad Business Journal.Click here for more information on voting from the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce. KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom last_img read more

BJP set to sweep Delhi civic polls

first_imgThe BJP was on Wednesday set to sweep the Delhi civic polls, leading in over 140 wards and has won six wards so far, according to the Delhi State Election Commission.The Aam Aadmi Party, was at second spot, leading in 40 wards and has won one ward so far.The Congress was at third spot, and was leading in 28 wards.In the East Delhi Municipal Corporation, the BJP has won two wards — Ramnagar and Krishnanagar.In the South Delhi Municipal Corporation, the BJP has won three wards — Janakpuri West, Janakpuri South and Vishnu Garden.In North Delhi Municipal Corporation, the BJP has won Rajinder Nagar.The AAP has won Shakurpur in North Delhi Municipal Corporation.last_img

Zimbabwes Mugabe No Longer Able to Walk President Says

first_imgBy FARAI MUTSAKA, Associated PressHARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe’s 94-year-old former president Robert Mugabe is no longer able to walk as his health declines, his successor said Saturday.President Emmerson Mnangagwa told ruling party supporters that Mugabe has been in a hospital in Singapore for the past two months.“He can no longer walk but we will continue to take care of him,” said Mnangagwa, who took over from his former mentor a year ago after Mugabe stepped down under military pressure.In this Sunday, July 29, 2018 file photo, former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe holds a press briefing at his residence in Harare. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi, file)Mugabe was the world’s oldest head of state before his dramatic exit following 37 years in power, a period in which he led the country from independence into repression and economic collapse. For years, Zimbabweans who saw their aging leader nod off during events speculated how long he would stay in office, while his wife vowed that he could rule from the grave.In a rare public appearance in July, Mugabe slumped behind a bank of microphones during a press conference and didn’t leave his chair until reporters left.In his remarks on Saturday to supporters at a rally in Mugabe’s home district, Mnangagwa said the former leader had planned to return to Zimbabwe on Oct. 15 but was not feeling well.Mnangagwa did not give further details about Mugabe’s condition.He is now expected to return to Zimbabwe on Nov. 30.The president and Mugabe, whose firing of Mnangagwa as his deputy led to his ouster, have made recent signs of reconciliation. Mugabe supported an opposition leader in Zimbabwe’s historic election in July but in September said he accepted Mnangagwa’s win. “All of us are now duty-bound to rally behind the government,” he said.Mnangagwa in turn on Saturday heaped praise on the former president.___Follow Africa news at https://twitter.com/AP_Africalast_img read more