Mbalo Brief – June 2018

The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) will be launching its first commemorative Nelson Mandela banknote series in celebration of the first democratically elected president’s birth centenary. These notes will be issued into circulation by 18 July 2018 and will cover all denominations of R10, R20, R50, R100 and R200. As part of the celebrations, the South African Mint, a subsidiary of the SARB, will also be issuing a new commemorative circulation R5 coin. These commemorative banknotes and R5 coin will co-circulate for a limited time and both sets will remain legal tender.
The educational article for this month’s issue of Mbalo Brief is based on the Marriages and divorces, 2016 release (statistical release P0307). The article presents information on civil marriages, customary marriages and civil unions that were registered in 2016 in the South African national marriage registration system that is maintained by the Department of Home Affairs (DHA).
As usual, included in this issue are our monthly articles such as the Consumer price index (CPI), Selected building statistics of the private sector, Retail trade sales and Tourist accommodation. We have also included a crossword puzzle and solutions for the May 2018 puzzle.

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