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  Cultiral diversity:

                                 US vs South Africa Image result for South africa world map

Location: Africa and The middle east     

Government: Republic

Official language:IsiZulu 

Major religion:Zion Christian

-Mostly black african




Location:North america and the caribbean

Government: constitution  

Official language:english

Major religion:protestant

Major ethnic: White



 US VS South America 

Greetings: US: Guys shake hands and keep direct eye contact . woman meet up with a light handshake or hello.


South Africa:A handshake,hugs,or kiss is the most greeting way here.


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Communication style:

US:Men talk in a firm manner and usually talk about sociallife or other topics.


South africa:

Communication is different here. For everyone they talk different. They speak all diffrent languages.


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     Personal space: US:Usually want 2 to 3  feet of space without no touching unless it is a family member or relative.

 South Africa:Stand close when speaking to each other.

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Eye contact: US:Americans like eye contact during conversations.

South Africa:Eye contact is normal.

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Class rules:  US:Class rules are serious you get in trouble then you're done you get graded from 0-100 .

Soth africa:School is usually from february to november. Follow the same scale as the US.


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Views of time: US:Expect things to be on time

South africa:Doesn't really care about running on time.


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US:For men it usually jeans or shorts and for women it's usually dresses jeans or shorts basically all diffrent things.


South africa:For men suit or pants tie and jacket for women business suit skirt or dress.


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Gendder roles: US:Value men and women and usually both work.

South africa:Women are usually the ones that go out and work and men are usually left in construction business

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GIft GIving:      US:

Gift giving is usually done on holidays not usually so much at like meeting and some other stuff.


South Africa:If invited to a dinner you should always ring a gift but Like in the US it is not required to in meetings.


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Taboos: US

Race is strict here you have to call someone a certain race to keep them from getting offended



South africa:Placing your thumb between your forefinger and second finger and pointing it at someone is an obscene gesture. 

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Law and order:   US:

The drinking age is and smoking age is strict and and take it very seriously.


South Africa:Crime rate is very high and drinking and smoking isn't as strict.


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Titles and business cards:

US:Here you usually start something with mr mrs or miss as a sign of respect when writing something.

South Africa:

It is best to address people using mr and mrs and then their  last name.

Avoid using first names until being invited to do so.


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Gestures:   US:Okay and thumbs up means good and waving means hello and goodbye.

South Africa:by extending the arm and waving towards yourself.  Tell people to go away by waving away from yourself. And thumbs up is common.

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Final decisions are usually made from the top down although group consensus is valued.

Hard selling tactics are used from time to time.


South Africa:Avoid interrupting your South African counterpart as it can be seen as rude and being over eager.


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Meetings:   US:It is best to be at a meeting on time sometimes even a few minutes early.

South Africa:It is good to show up on time and greet everyone in the room.


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Teens socialize a lot but in the US usually do not socialize with many people you do not know.


South Africa:Men usually ask women out on dates and usually socializing is done at bars retrans and coffee shops and clubs


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