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Ways to send money to South Africa
Ways to receive money in South Africa
Transfer money to South Africa with the Western Union® app on the go. Or set up a transfer before you head to an agent location to complete the payment.Download the app
Want to add a personal touch? You can send money to South Africa from one of more than 65,0002 agent locations across the US.Find an agent location
Whether you have friends living in Cape Town or relatives on vacation in Johannesburg, your receiver can collect the money you send at more than 5002 agent locations around South Africa.Find an agent location
Using your bank details
Cash at an agent location
With a credit3 or debit card
Start your transfer online and complete at a Western Union agent location.
Track your money transfer from the moment you hit send, in real time.
Save details of friends, family and important contacts to easily send again to South Africa.
Get a free estimate before you send
Find out how much it will cost to send money to South Africa from the US with our price estimator. Check if there are any transfer fees4 and the latest USD/ZAR exchange rates.Estimate your prices
Transfer money quickly
Money transfers are available for cash pickup in minutes1 from agent locations. Your receiver can access the funds they require, when and where they need it.Find an agent location
Repeat money transfers
Repeat transfers are convenient and easy to do. You can set up regular transfers or several across specific dates. We’ll do the rest.Send money to South Africa
We’ve been dedicated to moving your money to where your loved ones need it since the 1800s. Our commitment to helping you connect with your loved ones is stronger than ever.
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Send money to South Africa and beyond. Our international network operates in more than 200 territories and countries.
There are many ways to send money to South Africa from the US with Western Union. Move your money online, via our app or in person.
Join Western Union today. It’s free and easy to register and within minutes you can start moving your money.
Whether it’s at home, online or on the go, you can transfer funds in the way that suits you best. Pay by cash, debit or credit3 card, or directly from a bank account.
Make repeat transfers quickly and easily by retaining the information of receivers within your Western Union profile.
Accumulate points, get discounts5 on transfer fees4 and obtain rewards with My WUSM.
To send money to South Africa online for cash pickup, follow these eight easy steps:
Depending on your transfer method and the amount, you’ll need some or all of the following to send money to South Africa:
1 Funds may be delayed or services unavailable based on certain transaction conditions, including amount sent, destination country, currency availability, regulatory issues, identification requirements, agent location hours, differences in time zones, or selection of delayed options. For mobile transactions funds will be paid to the receiver’s mWallet account provider for credit to the account tied to the receiver’s mobile number. Additional third-party charges may apply, including SMS and account over-limit and cash-out fees. See the transfer form for restrictions.
2 Network data valid as of December 31, 2021.
3 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.
4 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.
5 Fee reductions apply only to the Western Union® transfer fee for a single Western Union Money Transfer® or Quick Collect® transaction. Excludes all other services, including without limitation, online bill payments, and money transfers via social/chat applications. Points used will not be reversible and if amount of transfer fee is less than redeemed discount, no cash, credit or refund will be provided. Western Union reserves the right to offer promotional discounts that cannot be combined with My WU® fee reductions.