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What Is The Tipping Procedure In South Africa?

2016-03-14T12:41:32+00:00 March 14th, 2016|

Tipping is common practice in South Africa for a range of services. In restaurants the accepted standard is around 10% of the bill, although sometimes a gratuity will be included (often in the case of a large party). It is also appropriate to tip taxi drivers, tour guides and even hairdressers. If you park a [...]

When Are The South Africa Public/Banking Holidays?

2016-03-14T12:38:16+00:00 March 14th, 2016|

Human Rights Day - 21 March Good Friday (the Friday before Easter Sunday) Family Day (the Monday after Easter Sunday) Freedom Day - 27 April Workers Day - 1 May Youth Day - 16 June Women's Day - 9 August Heritage Day - 24 September Day of Reconciliation - 16 December (traditionally the start of [...]

What Languages Are Spoken In South Africa?

2016-03-14T12:37:07+00:00 March 14th, 2016|

There are 11 officially recognised languages, most of which are indigenous to South Africa. English is spoken everywhere you go. English is the language of the cities, of commerce and banking, of government and official documents. All our road signs and official forms are in English and service staff will speak English.

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