Give at least one week’s notice of the meeting

Confirm the day before the meeting takes place

South Africa is by far the wealthiest country in Africa

The common business language is English

Humour is used by most elements of society as a tension release

Women have tended to play a minimal role in business

South Africa’s school vacation times, often influence business as families go away

There are many cultures within South Africa with ethnic tensions

If you are dealing with a recently privatised company, expect high levels of bureaucracy and a slow rate of progress

Teams can be difficult to build across ethnic divides


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