Country and Currency Information

South Africa
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Time Zone (GMT):+2
Capital City:Pretoria
Largest City:Johannesburg
Currency:South African Rand = 100 cents
Currency Code:ZAR
Banknote Denominations:10 / 20 / 50 / 100 / 200
Exchangeable Currencies:All major
* Lowest Returnable Note:20

* When selling currency back to most bureaux. Coins are generally NOT returnable.

GOV.UK Travel Advice

South Africa
South Africa travel advice 4:38pm, 22 June 2018: Latest update: Safety and Security section (Crime) – revised information; risk of crime increases in urban areas, particularly central business districts of major cities and townships on the outskirts of major cities; a higher state of awareness is required if travelling through these areas  

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