The big problem of small change

The ATM machines give R100 (a few) R500 and R1000 notes.  How is one supposed to get change without spending a lot of money?

Where do the smaller denominations come from?  From the tills of banks that still have branches?

In USA, the prices would be quoted to the nearest cent.  What are you supposed to do with the pennies that accumulate?  When I was there, the banks wouldn’t give these paper rolls into which you were supposed to put your pennies.  No one would accept them in payment because of the hassle of counting.  Pennies would generally be strewn on the streets.  So much copper.  And who gains?



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