When doing business in South Africa you are expected to have a good knowledge of the local situation – politics, economics and so on – any subject that can help your business.
In South Africa it is common for people to refer to themselves as “blacks” or “whites” so you shouldn’t act surprised or consider it rude or racist.
You should take time and try to establish a good relationship with your South African partners.
Being aggressive when doing business in South Africa is not a good idea. Instead you should be patient and try to show understanding.