I have South African Rands that I would like to purchase bitcoins with. No Websites I know of accept Rands (ZAR). How do I get around this?
https://www.luno.com (previously known as BitX) trades BTC for ZAR via EFT to South African banks. They have accounts at FNB and Standard Bank. If you have an account at one of those, it will clear faster.
If you want to buy bitcoins with ZAR try trading face to face with some SA locals who have bitcoins. Check out the facebook.com/bitcoinzar page to find other locals who are into bitcoins. You can also try localbitcoins.com where locals trade coins. You could also sell something for bitcoins to get bitcoins, use bitpay for that. Check out www.bitcoinzar.co.za too for some SA businesses that accept bitcoins, maybe they will trade some with you.
ICE3X is a new and improved site for South Africans.
Buy and Sell: Bitcoin (BTC) / Litecoin (LTC) / Rand (ZAR).
Links directly to your South Africa bank account. Fast and Direct EFT transfers to our Bank Account, currency storage and quick trading.
You can find people willing to sell you bitcoins for ZAR online here: all localbitcoins online offers to sell.
I will list some methods I have used to purchase Bitcoins as a South African resident:
1) Peer to peer exchanges- LocalBitcoins, Paxful.com- Purchase Bitcoins directly from peers using these platforms. Use one of the many payment methods offered by local traders, this includes- EFT, Cash Deposit, eWallet, eBucks, Cash in person, Neteller, Paypal, Skrill and many more. Beware of potential scams and trade with traders with reputable score and only with non reversible payment methods.
2) Centralized exchanges- BitX.co & ice3x- The most popular centralized exchange currently, good liquidity and fast pay-outs. They require full verification of identity and proof of residence to use all features of the exchange.
3) Credit card and Paypal- If you would like to purchase Bitcoins using your credit or debit card, here are some options- Virwox.com, Coinbase.com, Cex.io
For a complete and up to date list of places to purchase bitcoins, check out some local Bitcoin sites- Bitcoin News South Africa and BitcoinZar are both good.
Have you tried www.altcointrader.co.za? It is an exchange that works with BTC, LTC, and NMC, and it's local. It supports the use of ZAR as well.
Another option would be www.ice3x.co.za. You can not sell bitcoin there but you are able to buy. Payments via EFT and there is a physical business address and phone number.
You need a wealth translator who would take a fee due to the illiquidity of Rands/Bitcoins transactions. Or do it yourself realizing there is a bid/ask on every translation.