We are proud to announce the launch of the 2019 Colour Coins at the first ever Johannesburg International Flower Show. This year’s range features the beautiful fauna and flora of the Kruger to Canyons Biosphere Reserve, the largest biosphere reserve in South Africa, and currently the third-largest in the world.
The flower show celebrates design and innovation with the country’s leading landscapers, designers, and gardeners and is thus the perfect platform to showcase the striking birds and flowers of the Kruger to Canyons Biosphere Reserve, colour printed on metal for the preservation of this natural heritage.
Join us at the Johannesburg International Flower Show from the 30th of October to the 3rd of November 2019 at Waterfall City in the Mall of Africa.
Representatives from the Bank of Tanzania recently visited the Mint to witness the mass production of their 500 Shillings coin, and fulfil a contract requirement to select samples to be taken to an external lab for testing.
Currency Manager, Said Ilulu, Investigation and Internal Security Manager, Joshua Magigita, assistant Manager of Vault Management, John January Kayombo and assistant Manager of Financial Risk Management, Sifaeli Hango visited the South African Mint premises from 8 to 10 October 2019.
The delegation was impressed with our world class facilities and also enjoyed the hospitality shown by the Mint’s staff at every interaction. They also complimented our no compromise approach to safety, and looks forward to a second visit.
Thank you to everyone who made their visit memorable, this is a good example of how we constantly live our values.
The Mint was privileged to be part of the first ever annual LATITUDES Art Fair held at the Nelson Mandela Square on 13-15 September 2019. The fair received an astounding response from a diverse and enthusiastic audience of art lovers, curious explorers, and collectors alike, both local and international. We were also a popular exhibitor with the launch of the complete 6-coin uncirculated circulation set for purchase at the Fair.
The South African Reserve Bank at the launch of the SA25 campaign in June promised the 6-coin uncirculated set for each employee of the Group as a token of appreciation their participation in the SA25 campaign. Thank you for being an exemplary South African Mint ambassador!
Here’s to hoping that the set will help kick-start or add to your collectable coin collection.
Kindly note that the new commemorative circulation coins, like all other circulation coins, are ‘normal’ circulation coins that are only worth their face value.
Five members of the South African Mint security department recently participated in the National Key Points’ national shooting championship held in Graaff-Reinett.
Dewald Grobler and Johan van den Berg were members of the 4-man Gauteng South A-team, which won the overall team competition against strong opposition from 43 other teams. This team also won Gold in the team Shotgun competition and Bronze in the team Rifle competition.
Security officer Daniel Kau, was a member of the Gauteng South B-team which finished in fourth place overall, and officers Richard Mampuru and Damien Mahabeer where part of the Gauteng South Novice team which finished 14 place out of 44 teams, an excellent achievement for a novice team.
In the individual categories, Dewald Grobler also took the bronze medal overall and the bronze medal in the individual Shotgun category.
Congratulations to our team, we are truly proud of your achievements. Special thanks to Theo Naidoo who acted as the Gauteng South teams’ manager and to Dewald who managed the training logistics.
The South African Mint sponsors Olievenhoutbosch Secondary School Matric dance
We recently sponsored the Matric dance of our adopted school, Olievenhoutbosch Secondary School, held on 18 September 2019.
Principal Agnes Raboshakga explained the importance of the dance saying that it serves as a last point of contact with the matriculants before they exit the school system. She uses the event to guide and motivate the learners about what lies ahead, and invites a variety of speakers from different walks of life to address them. South African Mint representative, Anza Nkuna was also invited to speak to the learners about the importance of the grade 12 results for the selection of the bursary recipient in January 2020.
We also ran a competition at the school for a custom designed, hand-made dress for the dance and the prize was awarded to Minenhle Nkosi in a unanimous decision. The dress was designed and made by the daughter of South African Mint employee, Christina Kgobo, who is an upcoming force to be reckoned within the design industry.
Minenhle was congratulated on her beautiful dress, and the matriculants were wished the best of luck for their upcoming final exams starting on 23 October 2019.
Following the release of the 2018 24ct gold Natura series featuring the rise of the archosaurs and their evolution, and the subsequent 1oz fine silver coin depicting the Euparkeria Capensis, the South African Mint is proud to introduce the second 1oz fine silver coin to join the range. Although this silver Natura coin bares the year 2020, it still belongs with the Archosauria family and bares the same reverse the 2018 1oz 24ct gold coin depicting the Coelophysis rhodesiensis.
Year End Function
Dust off your dancing shoes and prepare your best outfit as we are only a month away from our “Strictly Come Dancing” themed year-end function. Invite to follow.
Don’t miss us at our next pop up:
Sandton City Shopping Centre
25 – 27 October 2019
Lower level Woolies Court
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Watch this space for the upcoming Black Friday offering at our retail store in Centurion, Elegance and pop-up store in Sandton.
2020 Krugerrand early release
We introduce a new member to the most iconic coin range in South Africa.