Ross MacDiarmid – Secretary-General, Mint Directors Conference
The UK ‘Access to Cash’ review found that around 17% of the UK population, over 8 million adults, would struggle to cope in a cashless society, and stated that, “Cash can no longer just be seen as a commercial issue—it is a matter for public policy”.
The year 2019 marks an important anniversary in South Africa’s recent history. Twenty-five years ago, in April 1994, the country held its first democratic elections, a significant step towards the formation of a new country and the adoption of the constitution.
The South African Mint, a wholly owned subsidiary of the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) has announced that the biennial Mint Directors Conference (MDC) will return to South Africa in 2020. The upcoming event will mark the 31st of its kind and will be held in Cape Town and Pretoria, in April 2020.