Countries that use the South African Rand ( ZAR ) as their official currency
The South African Rand ( ZAR ) is used as the main currency in the following countries: South Africa
About South African Rand ( ZAR )
The ZAR - South African Rand - is the official currency of the South Africa in Africa. There are 100 cents in each 1 Rand ( its sub-unit ). The symbol for ZAR is R. The rand was introduced in 1961 and takes its name from the Witwatersrand, the ridge upon which Johannesburg is built and where most of South Africa's gold deposits were found. The Rand circulates freely in Namibia, Swaziland and Lesotho.