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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.

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Send money quickly with

  • 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

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.

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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.

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