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Doing Business in South Africa Presented by Name of the Author SAMPLE PRESENTATION © MyAssignmentExpert.com, 2010
Brief Background of South Africa Current issues and their impact on business Cultural Background Becoming culture smart Structure of Presentation SAMPLE PRESENTATION © MyAssignmentExpert.com, 2010
Brief Description GDP – 25 th largest Middle income country SAMPLE PRESENTATION © MyAssignmentExpert.com, 2010
Brief Description: Geography Water Scarcity Moderate climate during June SAMPLE PRESENTATION © MyAssignmentExpert.com, 2010
Lots of cultural diversity Major Languages – Zulu, Xhosa, Afrikaans, English Major religion - Christianity Brief Description: Demography SAMPLE PRESENTATION © MyAssignmentExpert.com, 2010
Current Issues High crime rates especially murder and rape High Poverty and unemployment among blacks’ community Most AIDS cases SAMPLE PRESENTATION © MyAssignmentExpert.com, 2010
Current Issues A culture of strikes and mass protests Severe power shortage Interruptions to business SAMPLE PRESENTATION © MyAssignmentExpert.com, 2010
Current Issues Issues of race relations and quota regime Avoid these issues during conversation SAMPLE PRESENTATION © MyAssignmentExpert.com, 2010
Current Issues Prides on hosting major sporting events Good way to warm up to the clients SAMPLE PRESENTATION © MyAssignmentExpert.com, 2010
Cultural Background Power Distance Little higher than Australia’s Varies between various races Still a patriarchal culture SAMPLE PRESENTATION © MyAssignmentExpert.com, 2010
Cultural Background Individualism vs. Collectivism Less individualism as compared to Australia Closer knit groups, people show cultural traits Team work over individual abilities SAMPLE PRESENTATION © MyAssignmentExpert.com, 2010
Cultural Background Neutral vs. Emotional Higher emotional index as compared to Australians Healthy work environment May affect rational business decisions SAMPLE PRESENTATION © MyAssignmentExpert.com, 2010
Universalism vs. Particularism More particularistic society than Australia Focus on building relationships People in same ethnic group treated as same Cultural Background SAMPLE PRESENTATION © MyAssignmentExpert.com, 2010
Be Culture Smart Afrikaans speaker tend to use slangs in English E.g. braai is for barbeque, dagga for marijuana SAMPLE PRESENTATION © MyAssignmentExpert.com, 2010
Be Culture Smart Hand shake is the common mode of greeting Women may nod with a smile Talk about personal stuff before getting to business SAMPLE PRESENTATION © MyAssignmentExpert.com, 2010
Be Culture Smart Differences in interests of different races Don’t compare cities Don’t talk about sensitive topics SAMPLE PRESENTATION © MyAssignmentExpert.com, 2010
Conclusion Very multicultural society Focus on culture specific interests Avoid controversial topics When in Rome, do as the Romans do E.g. Business presentation can be translated in Afrikaans SAMPLE PRESENTATION © MyAssignmentExpert.com, 2010
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