Manny Ramnarain and Joseph Mwanje of Hatfield Tuition College flank Sandile Keswa, Manager of Philatelic Business Development at the South African Post Office, as they proudly display the Guinness World Records certificate in front of the 201,000-stamp mosaic in Johannesburg


The South African Post Office has broken the world record for the largest stamp mosaic.
At 27m (90ft) wide by 6m (20ft) high, it uses 201,000 stamps to illustrate the Johannesburg skyline.
The mosaic was created as a centrepiece of the Johannesburg international exhibition, held at the Sandton International Convention Centre from October 27-31.
The stamps were donated by the postal authority and put together by volunteers from its own staff and Hatfield Tuition College.
Recognised by the Guinness Book of Records, the piece of art beats the record previously held by Leipzig International School in Germany, whose mosaic used 115,000 stamps in 2007.