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Culture Smart South Africa

The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture

Isabella Morris

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Kuperard Publishers
04 January 2018
Sociology: customs & traditions; Travel & holiday guides; Languages & ESL; Afrikaans - Cultural Material; Afrikaans - Languages
Series: Culture Smart!
South Africa has been described as A World in One Country and a Rainbow Nation. Its landscape ranges from miles of glorious beaches to the inland desert of the Karoo, the sweeping grasslands of the Highveld plateau, and the subtropical bush of the Lowveld. Its ethnic makeup is equally varied. There are eleven official languages, nine major black African tribes, two major white tribes, as well as a representation of all the world's major religions. It has a free market economy while communists share in government; one of the world's most liberal constitutions and a deeply patriarchal society; and very rich and very poor people coexisting. South Africa has come through fire, and although there is still considerable heat, it is doing pretty well. This insiders' guide will introduce you to the universal warmth and cultural diversity of its people, explain the backdrop of their troubled past, and familiarize you with their everyday life so that you'll feel comfortable whether you're invited to a shack in the townships, a mansion in the suburbs, or a braai on the beach. You'll learn how to stay safe in potentially dangerous areas, and you'll know where to go if you want to feel like the only person on the planet.
By:   Isabella Morris
Imprint:   Kuperard Publishers
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   Revised edition
Dimensions:   Height: 169mm,  Width: 110mm,  Spine: 13mm
ISBN:   9781857338720
ISBN 10:   1857338723
Series:   Culture Smart!
Pages:   168
Publication Date:   04 January 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Language:   Afrikaans
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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. Isabella is a Johannesburg-based writer and editor who enjoys reading literature from the Middle East, North Africa and Southeast Asia. When she s not travelling, she writes about her travels, surrounded by her family and her pets. If she could visit only one more place, it would be Tunisia. She dreams of writing a great war novel set in Singapore.

Reviews for Culture Smart South Africa: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture

Culture Smart! has come to the rescue of hapless travellers...' Sunday Times Travel, ' the perfect introduction to the weird, wonderful and downright odd quirks and customs of various countries.' Global Travel, ' full of fascinating, as well as common sense, tips to help you avoid embarrassing faux pas.' Observer, ' as useful as they are entertaining.' Easy Jet Magazine, ' offer glimpses into the psyche of a faraway world.' New York Times


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