Pound to South African rand exchange rate

Discover today's strongest GBP/ZAR exchange rates (updated 16 May 2021).

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= R 19.9308

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British pound

The British pound is the official currency of the United Kingdom and a handful of British territories. The British pound is the oldest independent currency in the world that’s still used today. Some nicknames for the British pound include pound sterling, quid and even just sterling.
Currency: British pound
Currency Symbol: £
Sub unit: penny
Bank notes: £5, £10, £20, £50, £100
Coins: £1, £2, 1p, 2p, 5p, 10p, 20p, 50p

South African rand

The South African rand is the official currency of South Africa and is also used in Lesotho and Namibia. The rand became the official currency in 1961 and takes its name from the Dutch word for ridge, paying tribute to the location where Johannesburg is built.
Currency: South African rand
Currency Symbol: R
Sub unit: Cent
Bank notes: R10, R20, R50, R100, R200
Coins: R1, R2, R5, 5c, 10c, 20c

Today's market rate for common transfer amounts GBP to ZAR

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Past 10 days: GBP to ZAR

May 06 May 07 May 08 May 09 May 10 May 11 May 12 May 13 May 14 May 15
1 GBP = 19.7186 Inverse: 0.0507 19.6662 Inverse: 0.0508 19.6665 Inverse: 0.0508 19.7365 Inverse: 0.0507 19.8460 Inverse: 0.0504 19.7735 Inverse: 0.0506 19.8574 Inverse: 0.0504 19.8707 Inverse: 0.0503 19.9308 Inverse: 0.0502 19.9308 Inverse: 0.0502

Past 10 months: GBP to ZAR

Jul 2020 Aug 2020 Sep 2020 Oct 2020 Nov 2020 Dec 2020 Jan 2021 Feb 2021 Mar 2021 Apr 2021
1 GBP = 21.0259 Inverse: 0.0476 22.7584 Inverse: 0.0439 21.4061 Inverse: 0.0467 21.5091 Inverse: 0.0465 20.4601 Inverse: 0.0489 20.0605 Inverse: 0.0498 20.7879 Inverse: 0.0481 20.2011 Inverse: 0.0495 20.8076 Inverse: 0.0481 20.0482 Inverse: 0.0499

Past 10 years: GBP to ZAR

May 2011 May 2012 May 2013 May 2014 May 2015 May 2016 May 2017 May 2018 May 2019 May 2020
1 GBP = 11.3407 Inverse: 0.0882 13.2294 Inverse: 0.0756 14.2104 Inverse: 0.0704 17.4074 Inverse: 0.0574 18.5503 Inverse: 0.0539 22.1933 Inverse: 0.0451 17.0109 Inverse: 0.0588 16.9843 Inverse: 0.0589 18.2671 Inverse: 0.0547 22.5524 Inverse: 0.0443

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