A fund-raising bangle, stamped with former president Nelson Mandela’s Robben Island prison number, is being launched this week. As part of Mandela’s 90th birthday celebrations, South African businessman Robert Coutts has initiated the project, which will not only raise funds for the 46664 HIV/Aids campaign, but also create jobs for local craftsmen and domestic suppliers. Coutts said he wanted to help in the fight against HIV/Aids. Coutts, a businessman turned philanthropist, said he hoped to see bangle sales grow to the extent that they provide the HIV/Aids campaign with income for the next 10 to 20 years. A luxury goods company will market the bangles to high income individuals around the world. A national retail company will do the same in South Africa.