Culture Smart! South Africa: A Quick Guide to Customs and Etiquette

Culture Smart! South Africa: A Quick Guide to Customs and Etiquette

by David Holt-Biddle
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Culture Smart! South Africa: A Quick Guide to Customs and Etiquette by David Holt-Biddle

Culture Smart! provides essential information on attitudes, beliefs and behavior in different countries, ensuring that you arrive at your destination aware of basic manners, common courtesies, and sensitive issues. These concise guides tell you what to expect, how to behave, and how to establish a rapport with your hosts. This inside knowledge will enable you to steer clear of embarrassing gaffes and mistakes, feel confident in unfamiliar situations, and develop trust, friendships, and successful business relationships. Culture Smart! offers illuminating insights into the culture and society of a particular country. It will help you to turn your visit-whether on business or for pleasure-into a memorable and enriching experience. Contents include
• customs, values, and traditions
• historical, religious, and political background
• life at home
• leisure, social, and cultural life
• eating and drinking
• do's, don'ts, and taboos
• business practices
• communication, spoken and unspoken

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781857333466
Publisher: Kuperard
Publication date: 01/02/2007
Series: Culture Smart! Series
Pages: 168
Sales rank: 580,480
Product dimensions: 4.46(w) x 6.70(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

David Holt-Biddle is an award-winning freelance journalist who has lived in South Africa for most of his life. He has traveled much of the world, including Africa, both on assignment and independently. He has worked in radio, television, and the print media as a reporter, editor, producer, and presenter, and has coauthored two books. His main interests are the environment, travel, history, and archaeology.

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