South African Rand

South African Rand

The rand (sign: R; code: ZAR) is the currency of South Africa. The Rand is subdivided into 100 cents (sign: "c"). The ISO 4217 code is ZAR, from Dutch Zuid-Afrikaanse Rand (South African Rand). The Rand is legal tender in the Common Monetary Area between South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho, and Namibia, although the last three countries do have their own currencies pegged at par with rand. Before 1976, the rand was legal tender in Botswana.

Gold Ounce

Gold Ounce

Gold is a chemical element with symbol Au (from Latin: aurum) and atomic number 79, making it one of the higher atomic number elements that occur naturally. In its purest form, it is a bright, slightly reddish yellow, dense, soft, malleable, and ductile metal. Chemically, gold is a transition metal and a group 11 element. It is one of the least reactive chemical elements and is solid under standard conditions. Gold often occurs in free elemental (native) form, as nuggets or grains, in rocks, in veins, and in alluvial deposits. It occurs in a solid solution series with the native element silver (as electrum) and also naturally alloyed with copper and palladium. Less commonly, it occurs in minerals as gold compounds, often with tellurium (gold tellurides). Gold is resistant to most acids, though it does dissolve in aqua regia, a mixture of nitric acid and hydrochloric acid, which forms a soluble tetrachloroaurate anion. Gold is insoluble in nitric acid, which dissolves silver and base metals, a property that has long been used to refine gold and to confirm the presence of gold in metallic objects, giving rise to the term acid test. Gold also dissolves in alkaline solutions of cyanide, which are used in mining and electroplating. Gold dissolves in mercury, forming amalgam alloys, but this is not a chemical reaction. A relatively rare element, gold is a precious metal that has been used for coinage, jewelry, and other arts throughout recorded history. In the past, a gold standard was often implemented as a monetary policy, but gold coins ceased to be minted as a circulating currency in the 1930s, and the world gold standard was abandoned for a fiat currency system after 1971. A total of 186,700 tonnes of gold exists above ground, as of 2015. The world consumption of new gold produced is about 50% in jewelry, 40% in investments, and 10% in industry. Gold's high malleability, ductility, resistance to corrosion and most other chemical reactions, and conductivity of electricity have led to its continued use in corrosion resistant electrical connectors in all types of computerized devices (its chief industrial use). Gold is also used in infrared shielding, colored-glass production, gold leafing, and tooth restoration. Certain gold salts are still used as anti-inflammatories in medicine. As of 2016, the world's largest gold producer by far was China with 450 tonnes per year.

17238 South African Rand to Gold Ounce exchange rates chart

17238 ZAR to XAU exchange rates graph
17238 ZAR to XAU Spot rate – This is known more formally as the ‘interbank’ rate. It is the rate banks or large financial institutions charge each other when trading significant amounts of foreign currency. In the business, this is sometimes referred to as a ‘spot rate’. It is not the tourist rate and you cannot buy currency at this rate, as you are buying relatively small amounts of foreign currency. In everyday life it is the same as the difference between wholesale and retail prices. The rates shown in financial newspapers and in broadcast media are usually the interbank rates.

17238 ZAR to XAU exchange rates table

Exchange ZAR to XAU
17238 South African Rand = 0.993 Gold Ounce
34476 South African Rand = 1.986 Gold Ounce
86190 South African Rand = 4.966 Gold Ounce
172380 South African Rand = 9.932 Gold Ounce
Exchange South African Rand to Gold Ounce
17238 South African Rand to Gold Ounce Cross rate – This is the rate we give to customers who want to exchange currencies that do not involve the local currency. For example, if you want to exchange Australian dollars into US dollars.

17238 ZAR to XAU exchange rates news

Pound Sterling South African Rand (GBP/ZAR) Exchange Rate Benefits as UK Industrial Orders Recover
Pound Sterling South African Rand (GBP/ZAR) Exchange Rate Benefits as UK Industrial Orders Recover

An unexpectedly strong improvement in the CBI industrial orders index helped to shore up Pound Sterling (GBP), in spite of lingering political worries.

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South Africa: West Rand Municipality Vehicles Locked Inside Yard As Employees Refuse to Work

Those who find themselves in emergency situations on the West Rand could be in more trouble than they think because protesting municipality workers are preventing critical services from being carried out.

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South African Rand Exchange Rate: Weak ZAR Outlook For Q4 2018 & Q1 2019 As S.A Growth Falters

Despite weakening against a basket of other currencies in the first half of 2018, the South African Rand has steadily rebounded in the foreign exchange markets since the start of September.

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Johannesburg Weather: Severe thunderstorms observed over the West Rand
Johannesburg Weather: Severe thunderstorms observed over the West Rand

Lightning and thunderstorms are observed over large parts of Roodepoort.Â

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Dollar to rand: Six major factors that determine the exchange rate
Dollar to rand: Six major factors that determine the exchange rate

With the dollar to rand exchange rate on a never-ending rollercoaster, we've decided to see what exactly makes our markets tick.

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Gold futures mark first loss in 5 sessions
Gold futures mark first loss in 5 sessions

Gold futures decline on Tuesday, pulling back from earlier highs to mark their first loss in five sessions, as the U.S. dollar strengthened against most of its currency rivals.

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Gold Edges Higher as Dollar Falls

Gold prices swung between small gains and losses before closing higher for the fourth consecutive session, boosted by a slightly weaker dollar.

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Gold ends higher for a third session and books a more than 1% weekly advance
Gold ends higher for a third session and books a more than 1% weekly advance

Gold futures end higher Friday for a third consecutive session to book a weekly advance of more than 1%, with geopolitical turmoil and broader equity market weakness helping to underpin prices.

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Pound Falls 2.5% Against Gold as UK Government in Turmoil Over Brexit

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17238 ZAR to XAU currency converter