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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Ways to send money to South Africa
Ways to receive money in South Africa
Use the Western Union® app to send money on the move or start your money transfer to South Africa and complete at your nearest agent location.Download our mobile app
Choose from more than 2,7001 Canadian agent locations to send money to South Africa in person. Transfer money to friends and family using cash, credit2 or debit card.Find your nearest agent location
Transfer money direct to a South Africa bank account with our reliable services. Send money straight to accounts held with major South African providers, such as ABSA.
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Arrange for your loved ones to pick up cash at more than 5001 agent locations across South Africa – from Johannesburg to Cape Town.Find South African agent locations
Using your bank details
Cash at an agent location
With your credit3 or debit card
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.
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.Get the app
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.Discover how it works
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.Send now
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.
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.
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.
Arrange to send money to your loved ones on specific dates, so you never miss important bill payments, birthdays, or anniversaries.
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.
You can transfer up to 7,500 CAD when you send money to South Africa from Canada online.
To send money online to South Africa, follow these steps:
There are a few essentials you need before you can send money to South Africa online:
You’ll need to find your nearest Western Union agent location and bring with you:
Go up to the desk and our helpful staff will guide you through the process.
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.