South African Rand
Western dress is acceptable for
conducting business in South Africa, but
make sure you dress well. This means a
suit and tie for men and a conservative
dress, skirt or suit for women.
South Africans do not like to be rushed
in their business deals. Meetings will
usually take place in a restaurant over
lunch or dinner.
Gift giving is not normal practice in South
African business. If you do receive a gift, it
should be opened upon receipt.
Hand Gestures and Body Language
In South Africa, items should not be
presented with the left hand – use your
right hand or both.
Use titles and surnames when addressing