Up to a few months ago South African Customs authorities were not strict in enforcing the rules that limit the import of South African banknotes; but now they have been seizing them if the amount exceeds the legal limit of ZAR25,000, unless a previous authorization has been obtained from the South African Reserve Bank.
Certain commercial banks are accepting outmoded and unfit banknotes only for deposit to account. A complete list may be found at
The Reserve Bank of South Africa does not offer the service to individuals.
Courtesy: Ronnie Shahar; Antonio Bravetti
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