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.

IMF Special Drawing Rights

IMF Special Drawing Rights

Special drawing rights (ISO 4217 currency code XDR, also abbreviated SDR) are supplementary foreign-exchange reserve assets defined and maintained by the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The XDR is the unit of account for the IMF, and is not a currency per se. XDRs instead represent a claim to currency held by IMF member countries for which they may be exchanged. The XDR was created in 1969 to supplement a shortfall of preferred foreign-exchange reserve assets, namely gold and the U.S. dollar.XDRs are allocated to countries by the IMF. Private parties do not hold or use them. The amount of XDRs in existence was around XDR 21.4 billion in August 2009. During the global financial crisis of 2009, an additional XDR 182.6 billion were allocated to "provide liquidity to the global economic system and supplement member countries’ official reserves". By October 2014, the amount of XDRs in existence was XDR 204 billion.The value of the XDR is based on a basket of key international currencies reviewed by IMF every five years. The weights assigned to each currency in the XDR basket are adjusted to take into account their current prominence in terms of international trade and national foreign exchange reserves. In the review conducted in November 2015, the IMF decided that the Renminbi (Chinese yuan) would be added to the basket effective October 1, 2016. From that date, the XDR basket now consists of the following five currencies: U.S. dollar 41.73%, Euro 30.93%, Renminbi (Chinese yuan) 10.92%, Japanese yen 8.33%, British pound 8.09%.

19 South African Rand to IMF Special Drawing Rights exchange rates chart

19 ZAR to XDR exchange rates graph
19 ZAR to XDR 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.

19 ZAR to XDR exchange rates table

Exchange ZAR to XDR
19 South African Rand = 0.953 IMF Special Drawing Rights
38 South African Rand = 1.906 IMF Special Drawing Rights
95 South African Rand = 4.766 IMF Special Drawing Rights
190 South African Rand = 9.532 IMF Special Drawing Rights
Exchange South African Rand to IMF Special Drawing Rights
19 South African Rand to IMF Special Drawing Rights 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.

19 ZAR to XDR 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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Jim Rickards: Gold price has been locked to SDRs and global monetary reset is under way

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Dreaming About a World Reserve Bitcoin

The IMF's idea to create its own digital currency is merely interesting trivia at this point, not a threat to the U.S. dollar.

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Yuan’s popularity continues to grow steadily, with reason
Yuan’s popularity continues to grow steadily, with reason

Marking the first time a new currency has been added since the inauguration of the euro in 1999, the International Monetary Fund’s inclusion of the yuan in its special drawing rights basket two years ago was hailed by China as a “milestone” and “affirmation” of the country’s financial reform and opening-up.

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19 ZAR to XDR currency converter