Post Office issues Nelson Mandela stamps

2014-02-11 17:26

The SA Post Office has issued a Nelson Mandela commemorative stamp to celebrate the life and legacy of the anti-apartheid icon.

“Stamp issues featuring Madiba have consistently been the post Office’s most popular items, and the SA Post Office believes this will be no exception,” spokesperson Johan Kruger said today.

“The souvenir folder launched in conjunction with the Nelson Mandela Foundation is one of the means of continuing the Madiba legacy. For each folder sold, the SA Post Office will donate R2 to the foundation.”

Kruger said the proceeds would go towards building 67 libraries as part of the Mandela Day literacy project.

Chair of the post office’s stamp advisory committee, Getty Simelane, said the item was printed on the highest quality paper using state-of-the-art printing processes to ensure it was collectable.

“Printed in silver to reflect the richness of Mandela’s legacy and his stature, the miniature sheet features a portrait of Madiba in duotone. These items are printed using two different plates,” said Simelane.

“The souvenir folder will make a great gift to a child who was born on February 11 or on the day Mandela died, or to someone who has memories of personally interacting with Mandela, or to anyone who cherishes his memory and his legacy.”

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24


Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.