Dress Codes in Post-Apartheid South African Workplaces

  title={Dress Codes in Post-Apartheid South African Workplaces},
  author={T. Grant and G. Nodoba},
  journal={Business Communication Quarterly},
  pages={360 - 365}
  • T. Grant, G. Nodoba
  • Published 2009
  • Business
  • Business Communication Quarterly
  • THERE ARE MANY factors that influence dress code decision making in formal and informal business arenas. In South Africa, with its colonial and apartheid history followed by an exuberant resurgence of Africanism, factors such as diversity of race, ethnicity, religion, and culture play a critical role in lifestyle and worldview. These many and often competing influences and interests may enrich our lives (and dress sense) but may have served to confuse and confound. Historical context, climate… CONTINUE READING
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