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[RANT] Am I the only one who is Gatvol of Mandela things?
14-06-2018, 08:56 AM (This post was last modified: 14-06-2018 09:04 AM by Dirtydeedsman.)
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[RANT] Am I the only one who is Gatvol of Mandela things?
Don't get me wrong. He did many things and liberation etc but... surely there were other people's children in the fight against apartheid, liberation and freedom leading to the establishment of a democratic republic. So we have named a few things after him

Mandela square
Mandela bridge
Mandela park
Mandela Bay
Mandela Uni
Mandela notes/Money
Mandela drive
Madiba Shirt
Madiba dance

Mandela everything, Mandela You, Mandela them, Mandela us

MANDELA EVERYBODY!!!

omg waiting


Then I wake up to this

Quote:You will soon find former president Nelson Mandela at your closest cashier as new coins and banknotes commemorating his 100th birthday go into circulation next month.

The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) is launching the commemorative series to celebrate Mandela’s birthday. The late statesman was born on July 18 1918 in Mvezo in the Eastern Cape.

The series will include a new commemorative R5 coin‚ and R10‚ R20‚ R50‚ R100 and R200 banknotes.

“As part of the preparations for the launch‚ test packs of the commemorative banknotes were made available to members of the broader cash industry to allow them to make adequate preparations‚” the SARB said.

“While these test packs were governed by strict confidentiality provisions‚ it has come to the SARB’s attention that certain breaches have occurred‚ and as a result some of the designs have been circulating on social media.”

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Growing up in the township we knew of other struggle heroes during apartheid and we lived with them in our communities. Some of them went on to be celebrated while others disappeared and many buried in unmarked graves.

Fast forward a few years and its like almost everyone is lost and only one man was responsible for these freedoms that we enjoy today.

Maybe I am wrong dunno anymore

EDIT: They have taken off the Big Five from the money it seems. Now you get the full Mandela front and back

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14-06-2018, 09:06 AM
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RE: [RANT] Am I the only one who is Gatvol of Mandela things?
I think its more of a symbol, the man who lead the charge for change.

Its not pointed at the man, more at what he and the rest fought for...

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14-06-2018, 09:24 AM
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RE: [RANT] Am I the only one who is Gatvol of Mandela things?
If you live in S.A, there are far more significant things to get upset about.
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14-06-2018, 09:31 AM
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we need more Mandela things haha

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14-06-2018, 09:31 AM
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RE: [RANT] Am I the only one who is Gatvol of Mandela things?
(14-06-2018 09:24 AM)cRed001 Wrote:  If you live in S.A, there are far more significant things to get upset about.

Just because there is worse things doesn't mean the smaller things get ignored.

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14-06-2018, 09:34 AM
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This might be a YOU problem Rofl

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14-06-2018, 09:36 AM
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RE: [RANT] Am I the only one who is Gatvol of Mandela things?
(14-06-2018 09:34 AM)Nick Wrote:  This might be a YOU problem Rofl

I am starting to think the same thing.
Why do I hate Mandela? what is wrong with me?

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14-06-2018, 09:39 AM
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Politics, never a good topic Hammerhead
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14-06-2018, 09:39 AM
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hahaha, ag chill out brother.

No use stressing about something you cant change man.

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14-06-2018, 09:57 AM
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RE: [RANT] Am I the only one who is Gatvol of Mandela things?
I think many people share the sentiment, I've heard it. Some even think that he sold out black people in the negotiations with the apartheid government, so it irritates them even more that he is the one that is commemorated on everything.

I think he was a great man, and will forever respect him for what he has done for all of us.

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14-06-2018, 10:16 AM
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RE: [RANT] Am I the only one who is Gatvol of Mandela things?
(14-06-2018 09:06 AM)Nick Wrote:  I think its more of a symbol, the man who lead the charge for change.

Its not pointed at the man, more at what he and the rest fought for...

This is correct, Mandela is an international symbol of hope and peace, and probably the only thing the ANC can be proud of.
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14-06-2018, 10:17 AM
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Bring back Jan van Riebeeck Money!!! Icon9

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14-06-2018, 10:33 AM
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Boet, wait 10-20 years, you will beg the Guava-ment to bring Mandela named things back.

Winny Mandela Square, Zuma Int Airport, Des van Rooyen Street, Atul Gupta Airways etc.

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14-06-2018, 10:38 AM
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RE: [RANT] Am I the only one who is Gatvol of Mandela things?
(14-06-2018 10:33 AM)tman Wrote:  Boet, wait 10-20 years, you will beg the Guava-ment to bring Mandela named things back.

Winny Mandela Square, Zuma Int Airport, Des van Rooyen Street, Atul Gupta Airways etc.

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14-06-2018, 10:51 AM
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RE: [RANT] Am I the only one who is Gatvol of Mandela things?
Personally I would like a lot more Mandela things. Especially the orangey brown ones in neat bundles but without the dye stains FencelookTiptoe


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14-06-2018, 11:03 AM
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RE: [RANT] Am I the only one who is Gatvol of Mandela things?
(14-06-2018 10:51 AM)WIDEOPN-X3 Wrote:  Personally I would like a lot more Mandela things. Especially the orangey brown ones in neat bundles but without the dye stains FencelookTiptoe


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14-06-2018, 12:48 PM
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RE: [RANT] Am I the only one who is Gatvol of Mandela things?
(14-06-2018 10:33 AM)tman Wrote:  Boet, wait 10-20 years, you will beg the Guava-ment to bring Mandela named things back.

Winny Mandela Square, Zuma Int Airport, Des van Rooyen Street, Atul Gupta Airways etc.

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