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South African rand to euros

Here you'll find everything you need to know about sending South African rand to euros, including the current exchange rate, historical charts, news and more.

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ZAR EUR exchange rate

The current exchange rate for South African rand to euros is:

1.12747*

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South African rand to euro exchange rates – an introduction

Sending money from South Africa to the Eurozone? People use the currency markets to send money in order to pay living costs, rent, buy a property, get hold of their South African pension, start a business or pay staff. The ZAR/EUR exchange rate converts your rand into the local euro currency.

ZAR/EUR exchange rate movement facts

The ZAR/EUR exchange rate has been on rocky form these past ten years, as political tensions in South Africa and the Eurozone sovereign debt crisis kept the pairing on the rocks.

  • The best exchange rate of the last ten years for ZAR/EUR was €0.1142, which was hit on the 8th January 2011.
  • During the past decade, ZAR/EUR recorded its weakest rate of €0.0542 on the 17th January 2016.

Key facts to know about the South African rand and euro currencies

The South African rand doesn’t have any widely-used nicknames, but gets its ZAR currency code from the Dutch name for it; Zuid-Afrikaanse Rand. Meanwhile, the euro is often referred to as the ‘single currency’ or the ‘common currency’.

Euro banknotes come in denominations of €5, €10, €20, €50, €100, €200 and €500 – the €500 note is no longer being produced, but is still in circulation and is still legal tender.

Causes of ZAR/EUR exchange rate fluctuations

The South African rand is heavily influenced by the fraught domestic political situation – accusations of corruption and unethical government spending are rife, and these weigh heavily on the currency markets.

Meanwhile, the Eurozone is still tentatively recovering from the sovereign debt crisis; signs the regional economy is doing well support the euro, but signs of weakness send it lower.

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