South Africa Customs and Etiquette

Information about customs and etiquette in South Africa.

Etiquette is a code that governs the expectations of social behavior, according to the contemporary conventional norm within a society, social class, or group. Usually unwritten, an etiquette may reflect an underlying ethical code, or it may be codified in written form. Etiquette usually reflects formulas of conduct in which society or tradition have invested.

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