Mandela is the new face of South Africa banknotes

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Former South African President Nelson Mandela is now the smiling face of the country's freshly minted banknotes.

The 94-year-old is the first black person to be featured. His face will appear on all notes issued from Tuesday.

The Governor of the South African Reserve Bank Gill Marcus was one of the first to use the new look
currency at a store in Pretoria.