South Africa: Business Dress


Functions are a given aspect of all businesses, and they can range from a black-tie affair to a simple, casual after work cocktail party. Create a good impression by dressing well for your clients and co-workers because people always remember “first impressions.”

Always dress according to the dress code stated in the invitation. For a business meeting, it is safer to wear more conservative clothes. Ladies should not wear short skirts and open blouses. A well pressed suit with a collar blouse and high heels will do the trick.
Men can’t go wrong with a collar and tie.

The African culture dress code is mainly western in business centres but be aware of the dress code of the company and profession in which you are working.

In the Muslim culture, men wear fez or a white skull cap. Their heads must be covered for prayer. Muslim woman’s dress is modern but their heads are usually covered in public.