Business Insider reported that “a set of five two-rand coins as well as a five-rand coin will be released into circulation over coming months,” to commemorate South Africa’s 25 years of democracy.


In this article it is revealed that the “South African Mint together with the South African Reserve Bank, said in a statement that the new coins were launched ‘to reinvigorate national pride'”.

The new R2 and R5 coins depict various themes of South Africa’s Constitutional democracy, which Business Tech reports are the rights that “resonated the most with citizens that were surveyed in South Africa”.