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.

Samoan Tala

Samoan Tala

The tālā is the currency of Samoa. It is divided into 100 sene. The terms tālā and sene are the equivalents or transliteration of the English words dollar and cent, in the Samoan language. The tālā was introduced on 10 July 1967, following the country's political independence from New Zealand in 1962. Until that time, Samoa had used the pound, with coins from New Zealand and its own banknotes. The tālā replaced the pound at a rate of 2 tālā = 1 pound, and was therefore equal to the New Zealand dollar. The tālā remained equal to the New Zealand dollar until 1975. The symbol WS$ is still used for the tālā, representing the country's previous name Western Samoa, used up to 1997, when the word Western was officially removed and the country became known as just Samoa. Therefore, the symbol SAT, ST and T appear to be in use as well. Sometimes figures are written with the dollar sign in front, followed by "tālā". e.g. $100 tālā.The Samoan currency is issued and regulated by the Central Bank of Samoa.

5 South African Rand to Samoan Tala exchange rates chart

5 ZAR to WST exchange rates graph
5 ZAR to WST 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.

5 ZAR to WST exchange rates table

Exchange ZAR to WST
5 South African Rand = 0.944 Samoan Tala
10 South African Rand = 1.887 Samoan Tala
25 South African Rand = 4.718 Samoan Tala
50 South African Rand = 9.437 Samoan Tala
Exchange South African Rand to Samoan Tala
5 South African Rand to Samoan Tala 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.

5 ZAR to WST exchange rates news

Rand gains ahead of GDP data

The rand moved in tandem with other emerging markets which have been buoyed by thaw in tensions between the world’s top two economies as presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping struck a deal at the G20 summit over the weekend in Argentina.

about 2 months conditional positive
South Africa's Rand Falls to 2-Year Low As Turkey Rout Spreads

Magnitude of rand's slide came after three days of heavy losses and caught South African Reserve Bank by surprise, but deputy governor at bank told Reuters that regulator was 'nowhere near' intervening to support currency

about 2 months conditional positive
Bluesky tops $1.7 million in prizes and sponsorship

Leading telecommunications company Bluesky has splashed $1.7 million worth of prizes and sponsorship this year with its customers. And the recent unveiling of its “Journey with Bluesky this Christmas” campaign - where customers have the chance to win $150,000 tala worth of prizes - adds to the investment it is making back into the community.

3 days conditional positive
Chinese found dead on seawall

A Chinese national was found dead in the early hours of yesterday morning on the seawall at the back of the Government Building in Apia. The man had injuries to his head and face and has been identified as Charles Chao, who is a volunteer at the Anglican School at Leififi.

7 days conditional negative
Manu Samoa head coach position re-advertised

The coaching position for the Manu Samoa XV is vacant. The Samoa Rugby Union has decided to advertise the position following a Board meeting. This was confirmed in a statement issued today. It reads: The immediate future of the Manu Samoa XVs programme was decided in a Samoa Rugby Union meeting of the Board.

7 days indicative positive
U.S. Embassy honours organisations, individuals

The United States Embassy in Apia recognised 11 organisations and 10 individuals at a grantee ceremony at the embassy in Vailima yesterday.

7 days indicative neutral
Digicel gives Christmas bonus

Digicel Samoa is giving its customers an extra seki head start to the Christmas holidays this year with the launch of their Kerisimasi Fiafia campaign.

7 days conditional positive

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