GIFT GIVING IN SOUTH
AFRICA*- Gift Giving Etiquette
BUSINESS GIFT GIVING /
PERSONAL GIFT GIVING
After you have developed a business
relationship, a small yet thoughtful gift for your business associates or
their families will be greatly appreciated. Personalized gifts are the best.
For example, a high quality pen, desk accessory, or a dozen golf balls with
the recipient's name and company logo printed on them will be much
Always arrive at a dinner party with a gift.
Lavish gifts aren't expected, but flowers, chocolates, or a good bottle of
wine will be appreciated.
Frequently, larger organizations will offer to
send a driver to your hotel to pick you up, or to take you back afterward.
When possible, sit in the back seat. Tipping isn't required, but a gift,
such as a company pen, would be a thoughtful gesture.
*South Africa Business Etiquette - Gift Giving.
Executive Planet. 16 Aug. 2004
Above: The flag of South Africa