It is amazing to me how much fluctuation there has been in the last several years in the dollar to rand. When I first started going over it was something like 1 to 11 or 1 to 12. As of today (June 14, 2011) it is 1 dollar to 6.88 rand. If the dollar were to become stronger against the rand, everyone would benefit. I guess it's just a sign of the poor economic times....but i'm sick of it and ready for a rebound.