If you need to send money to South Africa, Money Services makes it fast, safe and secure. Powered by Western Union, sending money has never been easier.
Support family and friends living in South Africa by transferring funds, whether it’s for a special occasion or to lend a helping hand. Have South African rand sent to your recipient within minutes, either directly into their bank account or to a Western Union pick-up point.
Make a money transfer to South Africa and relax, knowing everything is being taken care of.
There are over 590 Western Union agent locations across South Africa
Quick and simple transfers up to $5,000 can be made to any of them for a cash pick up - or sent straight to a bank account
Plus, whenever you make a qualifying South Africa money transfer, it’s possible to earn rewards with My WU® and save on fees
How to easily send money to South Africa
Visit your nearest Money Services to send cash to a friend in South Africa. It’s easy to get started – just follow these simple steps.
Use our store locator to find your nearest Money Services.
Provide the store associate with the receiver in South Africa’s name, location and the amount you want to send.
Then choose if they will receive the funds in cash or via their bank account and whether it’s for immediate or next-day delivery.
Pay for the transfer (including the fee) in cash or via a bank-issued card from the US.
Complete the South Africa money transfer by telling the recipient:
Tell the receiver the 10-digit Money Transfer Control Number (MTCN) and the amount so they can pick up the cash – they’ll also need a photo ID.
Over 590 Western Union agent locations in South Africa
About South African rand
The South African rand (ZAR) was introduced in 1961 to replace the British Pound. Outside of South Africa, it’s also legal tender in Swaziland, Lesotho, and Namibia.