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  • Offer Sympathy if there is mention of difficult situation in South Africa. People are likely to respond well to warmth and deeply appreciate the gesture.
  • Expect South Africa to be hospitable and make an effort to respond to and return their warmth.
  • Show respect and interest in what people have to say whenever  they are talking. If a South African may quickly disregard you as person if they feel you are not listening  to them.
  • Communicate face-to-face when possible.
  • South Africans like to be greeted before start of conversation.


  • Do not openly criticize the South African country, its politics or point blame.
  • Be aware that  politics, racism, the Aparth eid, violence and inequality are sensitive issues in South Africa.
  • Avoid openly anger or control of your emotion.


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