The rand was faring slightly better against the pound than the euro or dollar on Friday, due to reports of serious Brexit negotiations.
“The potential for a deal to be announced any day brings with it an element of weekend risk for the pound, both to the upside and downside,” said Oanda analyst Craig Erlam.
At 2:30pm, the rand was 1.14% weaker to the dollar at R14.2903, 0.97% to the euro at R16.2122, and 0.78% to the pound at R18.6064. The euro was 0.16% weaker at $1.1345.
The bid on the benchmark R186 government 10-year note was at 9.19% from 9.13%.