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Old currency - legal tender? Help please!

Unread postby Mez » Sun Mar 29, 2015 12:07 pm

Hi everyone!
I have some zar from a few years ago. It is the " big 5" rand (signed by Gill Marcus) but doesn't have Mandela on it. Will I still be able to use it when I visit in July? And if not is there anything I can do to avoid wasting it?
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Re: Old currency - legal tender? Help please!

Unread postby arks » Sun Mar 29, 2015 1:43 pm

So far as I know the old(er) notes are still in circulation. They certainly were during my last visit (I was there thru mid-January 2015).
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Re: Old currency - legal tender? Help please!

Unread postby carolcass » Sun Mar 29, 2015 2:35 pm

Hi, yes they are still legal tender. Enjoy your visit.

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Re: Old currency - legal tender? Help please!

Unread postby Mez » Sun Mar 29, 2015 2:59 pm

Thank you! I tried looking on the reserve bank website but found it a bit vague so it's great to be able to confirm that. Really grateful!
Mez
Kgalagadi 2015:
June 29th & 30th Twee Rivieren
July 1st & 2nd Mata Mata
3rd & 4th Urikaruus
5th & 6th Nossob
7th Kieliekrankie

Addo:
July 9th-14th (Main camp)

Counting down already!!!

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Re: Old currency - legal tender? Help please!

Unread postby nighthawk2 » Sun Mar 29, 2015 9:40 pm

The only one you'll have a problem with are the "old" 200 Rand notes.
Check online for the differences as the "new" 200 Rand note with the leopard is very similar to the old.
They stopped accepting them in 2011/2012.
If you have any of these old notes, the only place to exchange them is at the Reserve Bank in Pretoria.
We didn't know & drove from Joburg to Kruger, only to find out no one will accept them. Had to exchange other foreign currency at the bank in Skukuza and allow time to go to the Reserve Bank in Pretoria on the day of our departure. Just be careful as they close for lunch at odd times & go for quite some time or at least they did when we went.
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Re: Old currency - legal tender? Help please!

Unread postby Mez » Sun Mar 29, 2015 11:05 pm

Thanks nighthawk! I don't think we have any 200s but I will double check.
Mez
Kgalagadi 2015:
June 29th & 30th Twee Rivieren
July 1st & 2nd Mata Mata
3rd & 4th Urikaruus
5th & 6th Nossob
7th Kieliekrankie

Addo:
July 9th-14th (Main camp)

Counting down already!!!


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