YOUR NEW E100, E200 NOTES
The Central Bank of Swaziland (CBS), announced that the new E100 and E 200 notes launched at the Cash Centre in Matsapha yesterday will be released for circulation from February 2018.
The announcement was made by CBS Governor Majozi Sithole.
“We are happy to announce that as promised in July the Central Bank, has released the new E100 notes and E200 notes which will start in February 2018. The new notes will be used by retailers and financial institutions for now, as they configure their machines to be able to use the new notes,” he said.
The new notes have been released with new security features which have been made user friendly for the visually impaired. Sithole said visually impaired will have ease in identifying the new notes as both E100 and E200 notes come with a rough texture on lower edges of the notes.
Some of the security features included in the new notes are that they are rough on the finger on the Ligwalagwala feathers, a broader portrait image of His Majesty King Mswati III with a rough feel of his (Ligcebesha), necklace new Neuron consolidation print and new watermarks. The new note also comes with a see through register and a latent image.
Sithole encouraged the nation to be proud of their currency and not confuse South African Rands with Emalangeni when referring to the local currency. The new notes have siSwati print on the front side and English print on the back.
The new E200 note will use the same colour as the South African R200 note whilst the E100 note will be using the same brown colour but has more security features. When asked if the new E200 note can be used in South Africa because of its colour Sithole said the Lilangeni is still not accepted in South Africa. He noted that Amalgamated Banks of South Africa (ABSA) is able to change Emalangeni notes to Rands.
The nation was further cautioned on the bombing of Auto Teller Machines (ATMs) which has hit the banking sector recently. “We would like to caution the thugs that are bombing ATMs, these thugs will be arrested and should they continue with this act they will be in trouble. The bombed ATM’s are meant for convenience as there are long queues in banks,” he said.
OFFICIAL LAUNCH: Central Bank Governor Majozi Sithole displaying the new E200 and E100 notes while Head of Strategy and Communications Zithulele Gina assists during the official launch at Matsapha Cash Centre yesterday.
ATTENTIVE: Some of the invited people at the launch.
REMARKS: CBS Assistant Governor Mfanfikile Dlamini also had something to say about the new notes.
PRESENT: Enock Mavimbela (c) from SwaziBank and other invited guests following the proceedings.
CLARIFIES: General Manager Operations Lungile Dlamini responding to questions posed by the guests.
AND NOW: Central Bank of Swaziland Head Strategy and Communications Zithulele Gina directing the procedings.
NEW LOOK: The new E200 and E100 notes on display.
IN FEBRUARY: Sithole delivering his speech during the launch.