Automatic teller machines are widely available 24 hours a day.
South Africa's currency unit is the rand (sign R, code ZAR), which is made up of 100 cents (c).
Rands are available as banknotes in R10, R20, R50, R100 and R200 denominations; coins come in denominations of R1, R2 and R5, as well as 5c, 10c, 20c and 50c.
You can change currency at banks or bureaux de change.
There are banks in all main centres, usually open from 09h00 to 15h30 on weekdays, and 08h30 to 11h00 on Saturdays.
A service charge is not usually included in restaurants.
A tip of 10% of the bill is standard, with exceptional service qualifying for 15%.Tipping of porters, taxi drivers and petrol attendants is common, but not obligatory.Johannesburg lies 1 700 metres (about 5 580 feet) above sea level.It is separated from Pretoria (1 330 metres or 4 400 feet) by low parallel ridges and rolling hills.The north of the province is more subtropical, due to its lower altitude, and is always a few degrees warmer than Johannesburg.Most of the province's rainfall occurs in summer, from October to March, when temperatures can climb to close to 30º C.