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South Africa - Culture Smart! : the Essential Guide to Customs & Culture.

Author: Isabella Morris
Publisher: Chicago : Kuperard, 2017.
Series: Culture smart.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Morris, Isabella.
South Africa - Culture Smart! : The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture.
Chicago : Kuperard, ©2017
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Isabella Morris
ISBN: 9781787029668 1787029662
OCLC Number: 1001989214
Description: 1 online resource (117 pages)
Contents: Title Page; Copyright; Contents; Map of South Africa; Introduction; Key Facts; Chapter 1: Land and People; Geographical Overview; Climate; Ethnic Groups; A Brief History; Government; Transitions; South African Cities; Issues; Chapter 2: Values and Attitudes; the New South Africa; South African Society; Family Ties; Patriotism; Party Allegiance; Work Ethic and a Spirit of Enterprise; Attitudes Toward Time; Education, Education, Education; Respect For Elders; Tribalism; The Urban-Rural Divide; Patriarchy; Gender Roles; The Role of Women; Children. The Generation Gap Consumerism; Sexual Attitudes; Attitudes Toward Sexual Minorities; Social Mobility; Attitudes Toward Foreigners; Chapter 3: Customs and Traditions; Religious Diversity; Traditional African Beliefs; Births; Coming-of-Age Ceremonies; Marriage; Death; Feast Days and Festivals; Public Holidays; The Holiday Calendar; Chapter 4: Making Friends; Meeting South Africans; Greetings; Dress Code; Personal Space and Privacy; Expression; Hospitality; A Guest in the House; Gifts; Dating; Sexual Favors; Chapter 5: South Africans at Home. Housing Daily Life; Weekends; Domestic Staff; Shopping; Growing up in South Africa; Education; Chapter 6: Time out; South African Cuisine; And To Wash It Down; Eating Out; Smoking; Nightlife; Gambling; Live Entertainment; Literature; Museums and Galleries; Money; Shopping for Pleasure; Sports and Fitness; Out and About; Wildlife; Organized Tours; Chapter 7: Travel, Health, and Security; Arrival; Rail; Road; In Town; Driving; Where To Stay; Health; Hazards; Safety; Chapter 8: Business Briefing; How Business is Done in South Africa. Affirmative Action Business Etiquette; Meetings; Presentations; Negotiations and Contracts; Business Entertainment; Managing Disagreement; Trade Unions and Bargaining Councils; Women In Business; Chapter 9: Communicating; Language; Body Language; Conversation; Humor; Swearing; The Media; Telephones; Mail; Conclusion; Further Reading; Useful Web Sites; Acknowledgments.
Series Title: Culture smart.


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