Send money to South Africa

Send money to South Africa with Western Union. Get funds to family and friends virtually anywhere, with our reliable money transfer services.

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    Convenient ways to send and receive money

    Choose the way you pay

    Using your bank details

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    With your credit3 or debit card

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    Send money to South Africa in a few taps with our app

    Save receiver details to make quick repeat payments to family and friends.

    Track your money transfer to South Africa in real time, so you always know where your funds are.

    Start a money transfer on the app, on the go, and finish at your nearest agent location.

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    More information on how to send money to South Africa from Canada

    Send money in a few taps

    Transfer money to South Africa from Canada quickly and easily with the Western Union® app. Keep everything in one place – save receiver details, track transfers, and check current exchange rates on the go.

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    Pay bills in South Africa from Canada

    Send money to loved ones in South Africa for help paying their bills using cash, card2, or bank transfer. Transfer money online, via our app, or in-person at an agent location.

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    Sending to South African bank accounts

    Sending money to South Africa bank accounts couldn’t be easier. All you need is the receiver’s account details and proof of funds. We’ll do the rest.

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    Reasons to choose Western Union®

    Committed to security

    At Western Union, all money transfers you make to South Africa are encrypted, with our commitment to fraud prevention providing extra peace of mind.

    Plenty of choice

    Send money with cash, a credit2/debit card, or bank transfer. You can also access money transfer services online, via our app, or at more than 2,7001 Canadian agent locations.

    Register for free

    Register for your free Western Union profile online to start sending money to South Africa today. Simply follow the quick and easy steps.

    International reach

    Western Union has agent locations in more than 200 countries and territories around the world, so you can support friends and relatives in South Africa and beyond.

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    Get rewarded with the My WUSM program

    Register for your free Western Union profile and earn points whenever you send money to South Africa with our My WUSM rewards scheme.

    Easily track your transfer

    Receive a unique tracking number (MTCN) when you complete a transfer to South Africa to track your funds – so you always know where your money is.

    Schedule transfers to bank accounts

    Arrange to send money to your loved ones on specific dates, so you never miss important bill payments, birthdays, or anniversaries.

    Quick and easy transfers

    Sending money to South Africa is simple thanks to our choice of online, app, and in-person services. Transfer money on the go, at home or from an agent location.

    Frequently asked questions

    How much money can I send to South Africa?

    You can transfer up to 7,500 CAD  when you send money to South Africa from Canada online.

    How do I send money online to South Africa?

    To send money online to South Africa, follow these steps:

    1. Register or log in to your Western Union profile and select ‘Send now’.
    2. Enter the transfer amount and choose South Africa as the destination country.
    3. Click ‘bank account’ and add all the relevant details of your receiver. You can also select from your saved contacts.
    4. Choose how you want to pay and confirm the transfer.
    5. Check your emails for a receipt including your unique tracking number (MTCN), which you and your receiver can use to track your money.
    What do I need to send money online to South Africa?

    There are a few essentials you need before you can send money to South Africa online:

    • Your method of payment – for example, cash, or a credit2 or debit card.
    • Your account details.
    • The receiver’s account details – such as their bank account number and code.
    • Proof of funds – we’ll need to see evidence that you can cover the transfer amount and any transfer fees3.
    • Government-issued ID – to verify your identity.
    How do I send money to South Africa from a Western Union agent location?

    You’ll need to find your nearest Western Union agent location and bring with you:

    • Your chosen method of payment.
    • Both your and the receiver’s account details.
    • Proof of funds.
    • Valid government ID.

    Go up to the desk and our helpful staff will guide you through the process.

    How do I estimate the cost to transfer money to South Africa?

    It depends on the transfer fees3 and restrictions associated with your location and the destination country. The easiest way to estimate the cost of sending money to South Africa is by using our price estimator. Here you can see all the relevant transfer fees, exchange rates and estimated total for your receiver – with no obligation to go ahead with the transfer.

    1 Agent location count valid as of September 30, 2021.

    2 If you’re using a credit card, a card-issuer cash advance fee and associated interest charges may apply. To avoid these fees or for reduced fees, use a debit card or check other payment methods.

    3 Western Union also makes money from currency exchange. When choosing a money transmitter, carefully compare both transfer fees and exchange rates. Fees, foreign exchange rates and taxes may vary by brand, channel, and location based on a number of factors. Fees and rates subject to change without notice.