Currency of South Africa: South African rand R

South Africa

The South African Rand is the currency used in the following 3 countries: South Africa, Lesotho, Namibia. The code of South African rand is ZAR. We use R as symbol of South African rand. The South African Rand is divided in 100 cents. ZAR is regulated by South African Reserve Bank.

Did you know:

  • The most popular conversions of South African rand are ZAR/US dollar ZAR/Botswanan pula ZAR/UAE dirham ZAR/Zambian kwacha
  • the South African rand was introduced in 14 Feb 1961 (58 years ago).
  • There are 6 coins for the South African rand ( 10c , 20c , 50c , R1 , R2 and R5 ),
  • the South African rand has 5 banknotes ( R10 , R20 , R50 , R100 and R200 )

The South-African Rand

One might almost call them the "Big Six" from now on. The South-African banknotes pay tribute to the 5 greatest, species of mammal now respected and protected but once upon a time feared and hunted, together with the country's figurehead: Nelson Mandela, international icon of pardon and reconciliation. Madiba is visible on the front of all the banknotes while the back carries, in order of appearance, the rhinoceros, the elephant, the lion, the buffalo and the leopard.

The South African banknotes are very brightly colored, just like the national flag. It is not without reason that South Africa is known as the Rainbow nation: its multiplicity of ethnic groups and languages make it a country rich in culture and tradition. The only problem is to find a way for them all to live together.

On the 9 different coins in current circulation, one may find other more vulnerable wild animals: the great kudu on the 2 Rand coins, the springbok (1 Rand) and even the gnou (5 Rands).

Converter South African rand

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ZAR/currency Converter
1 ZAR = 5.0678 INR
1 ZAR = 4.4153 MZN
1 ZAR = 25.6819 NGN
1 ZAR = 9.8856 PKR
1 ZAR = 51.8339 MWK
1 ZAR = 5.9699 BDT
1 ZAR = 165.5550 TZS
1 ZAR = 7.1128 KES
1 ZAR = 0.3744 GHS
1 ZAR = 260.6559 UGX
1 ZAR = 41.2526 XAF
1 ZAR = 1002.1948 IDR
1 ZAR = 0.0941 CAD
1 ZAR = 1.0003 SZL
1 ZAR = 1.0003 NAD
1 ZAR = 3.7195 PHP
1 ZAR = 2.0318 ETB
1 ZAR = 0.1035 NZD
1 ZAR = 0.4812 CNY
1 ZAR = 2.4406 MUR
1 ZAR = 62.8728 RWF
1 ZAR = 41.2526 XOF
1 ZAR = 8.0740 NPR
1 ZAR = 0.3745 TRY
1 ZAR = 22.3211 AOA
1 ZAR = 0.2902 MYR
1 ZAR = 0.2664 SAR
1 ZAR = 0.0216 KWD
1 ZAR = 0.0629 EUR

Use of the converter

Enter the amount to convert at the top and choose a second currency., You can also get the history of the price rate by clicking on the "convert" button., If you want to see the parity of the ZAR currency with other currencies, go to the table " South African rand exchange rate" below.
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