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Check current NZD to ZAR exchange rates, view historical rates, or find your nearest Travelex store to exchange your New Zealand dollars to South African rand.

The lowdown on the South African rand

Economical Influences and the South African Rand

If you are considering converting NZD to ZAR, it’s good to get a snapshot on how the economy may influence the South African exchange rate.

South Africa has one of the largest stock exchanges in the world, and the strongest within Africa1 With an abundant supply of natural resources and well-developed industries, South Africa’s economy has been growing steadily, only decelerating slightly in recent years.1

South African economic policy focuses on controlling inflation and helps to stabilise the fluctuation of the rand.1 South Africa has a middle-income economy that is the second largest in Africa, second only to Nigeria.1

South African Rand Historical Market Exchange Rate

The South African rand’s performance during the past three to five years has seen significant fluctuations2.

As of 1st February 2015 the New Zealand dollar was buying approximately 8.44 South African rand; just a few months later, on 20th July, that figure had improved in favour of the rand to approximately 8.05 ZAR per NZD.2

Fast forward to mid-January 2016 and 1 NZD was now buying a whopping 11.05647 ZAR; making it a much more affordable holiday destination for New Zealanders to travel, than if they had travelled to South Africa in July of the previous year.2

2018 continued the rand’s trend and tendency to fluctuate with 1 NZ dollar buying around 8.42 ZAR in early February - with that figure reaching approximately 10.17 ZAR per 1 NZD by September. 2

As of 6th November 2018, 1 New Zealand dollar was buying 9.52697 ZAR.2

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*Data correct as of 6 November 2018.

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