Exchange Rate in South Africa
The South African Rand was marked by considerable depreciation from 2013 to 2022, influenced by domestic economic challenges like power shortages, political uncertainty, and weak economic growth. The Rand's volatility was exacerbated during periods of global economic stress, notably during the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic.
The exchange rate ended 2022 at ZAR 17.02 per USD, compared to the end-2021 value of ZAR 15.96 per USD and the figure a decade earlier of ZAR 10.47 per USD in South Africa. For more exchange rate information, visit our dedicated page.
South Africa Exchange Rate Chart
South Africa Exchange Rate Data
|Exchange Rate (ZAR per USD, eop)||14.39||13.98||14.69||15.96||17.02|
|Exchange Rate (ZAR per USD, aop)||13.25||14.45||16.45||14.79||16.37|
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