Rainbow Nation Navigation - A practical guide to South African cultures (revised edition)
With 11 official languages and an abundance of cultures, interacting with South Africans can be very complicated. Rainbow Nation Navigation offers a guide to the background, history and habits of each main South African culture: from Zulu to Afrikaner; Tswana to Xhosa; Pedi to Venda. Fun illustrations. Fascinating facts. Updated statistics. Main greetings tips. Even taxi culture! More
With 11 official languages and an abundance of cultures, interacting with South Africans can be very complicated. We need practical guidance to help us understand South Africa’s diverse cultures, and that’s exactly what Rainbow Nation Navigation offers.
What will you find in the book? * background information on each culture
*interesting facts about beliefs, rituals and ceremonies
*general etiquette guidelines (what to do and what not to do)
*essential phrases in all 11 official languages
*quick reference guides so you’ll be culturally clued-up at work and also when greeting, giving and receiving
*an overview of milestones like weddings and funerals, including tips for guests
*a glossary to clarify any confusing terms
*written in Plain English, accessible to second-language speakers
*advice on some of the best ways to experience the different cultures … and more!
Why should you buy it?
How often have you found yourself in an awkward situation resulting from a minor cultural difference? Have you ever wondered why someone behaves so strangely? Ever wondered which handshake to use or if you are greeting someone in a polite way? If you live in or are travelling to South Africa, it’s guaranteed you’ll meet people from various cultures. Understanding more about them can make your interactions so much more interesting and productive. This book will help you do exactly that, both from a personal and business perspective.