Instead of tearing their hair out over the poor exchange rate of their currency after it touched a new low on Wednesday, South Africans expressed their frustration with humour.
Twitter users adopted the hastag #StrongerThanTheRand to make fun of the weakness of their currency by comparing it to unlikely things that are stronger.
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A panda's desire to mate. #StrongerThanTheRand— Annie Brookstone (@AnnieBrookstone) August 24, 2015
Ashley Madison's security system #StrongerThanTheRand— Ed England (@WhyIamEd) August 24, 2015
Even US presidential candidates Donald Trump and Deez Nuts, North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un and South African president Jacob Zuma were not safe.
Kim Jong-un's desire to create a democratic North Korea #StrongerThanTheRand— Swiftie Be (@StephanieBe) August 24, 2015
Jacob Zuma's numeracy pronunciation skills #StrongerThanTheRand— Simon Hill (@Saltysnollie) August 24, 2015
Unsurprisingly, marketing companies tried to take advantage of the hastag.
The rand touched a new low of R14 to the US dollar on 24 August. It also hit r21 to the British Pound, and R15.35 to the euro, but has rebounded a bit since.