Neil Parsons, National Coat of Arms, and Introduction of the Pula Currency in Botswana, 1975–1976

@article{Makgala2014NeilPN,
  title={Neil Parsons, National Coat of Arms, and Introduction of the Pula Currency in Botswana, 1975–1976},
  author={Christian John Makgala},
  journal={South African Historical Journal},
  year={2014},
  volume={66},
  pages={504 - 520}
}
  • Christian John Makgala
  • Published 2014
  • History
  • South African Historical Journal
  • Abstract When the government of Botswana introduced the country's Pula currency in 1976 there had been significant involvement of the public in coming up with the name for the currency. A public debate also took place regarding which national symbols were to appear in the new currency. While these issues are fairly well known in the history of Botswana, no attention has been given to a brief but important debate raised by the historian Neil Parsons in early 1975 about the inappropriateness of… CONTINUE READING

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