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INDEX

INTRODUCTION

SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR

SOUTH AFRICA

BUSINESS PROTOCOL

STEPS TO FOLLOW

GIFTS AND DRESS CODE

TABLE MANNERS

SEATING ETIQUETTE

South Africa has a great diversity of cultures.It has been influenced by Western culture.Most of the population is black, a third white and the rest muslim.You must be prepared in business dealings facing with this wide racial and cultural variety.

INTRODUCTION

HIGH CONTEXT CULTURE

The way people act in any situation is determined by each culture.They consider more important the mood of the conversational partner than his or her words.Negotations are more personal.

It is considered "the industrial Giant of Africa". It is rich in diamonds, gold, platinium, aluminum and copper, but it still being a developing country with high unemployment and poverty rate.

social behaviour

They are generally warm, charismatic and patient people. It is important to know well clients before getting down to business. Small talks are a great way of breaking the ice, building trust and strengthen relationships.

One of the main beautiful things about South Africa is how people express joy and happiness, even in public. You may see young people dancing in the street if a great song is overhead.

RELAX &Take it easy!

When you are booking a meeting LISTEN carefully for when they say: now, just now, or now now.

If they say they will meet you NOW– DOES NOT mean it will get done soon, if ever. It depends on how important that request is to you, not how soon the person will respond or act. Now could mean sometime or maybe.

If they say they will do something ‘JUST NOW’, it means it will get done, probably in the next few hours, i.e., it will get done after they complete some other things that are more important.

When they say they will do something or meet you ‘NOW NOW’, don’t think it will be immediately. This could mean 15 minutes to one hour, or whenever they finish what they are currently doing.

BUSINESS PROTOCOL

A small gift will be highly appreciated, like for, instance, flowers, chocolate or a bottle of wine.All these presents would be an excellent option, as well as, a typical item of your home country (keepsake).It is recommended to be as simple as possible.

GIFTS

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UNACCEPTABLE

It is considered rude to point your index finger at anyone.The "V" for victory sign is considered lewd. Never have a conversation while keeping your hands in your pockets.Do not show your luxuries, they have a high level of poverty and it could be misunderstood.

STEPSTOFOLLOW

ACCEPTABLE

Be sure to make eye contact and nod often to show you agree. Be patient, their lifestyle is relaxed and they don’t care about punctuality.Do not forget to give tips, because they give usually about 10%. It is considered a sign of good manners.

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TABLE MANNERS

The main meal of the day is dinnerand the typical dish is mielie meal.

Conversation while eating isminimal and avoid eye contact.

No utensils used, insteadtheyuse the right hand.

Do not smoke in the same areawhere the food is served.

Small compliment at theend of the meal.

Eat only from that part of the bowlsthat is directly in front of you.

(maize meal) is a relatively flour, made from maize which is known as mielies or mealies in southern Africa, from the Portuguese milho.

SEATING ETIQUETTE

The most honored position is next to the host.

The honored guest is served first.The oldest male.The rest of the men.Children.Women

seating etiquette

Men and womeneat separately.

Invitations are always verbal, not written.

It is a mildly offensive to leave food on your plate uneaten.

Call staff by raising your hand or by making eye contact; waving or calling their names is very impolite.

Do not begin to eat or drinkanythinguntil the oldest manatthe tablehas been served.

Usually the one who doestheinvitation, pays the bill.

DRESS CODE

South Africa is known for the Madiba shirt.

Women wear knee-length skirt, and on cooler days a jacket.

They are stylish and conservative. Women do not wear too revealing, long-sleeve.Men wear suits, tie that may be taken off if it is too warm, jacket or long-sleeve shirts.

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