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What is the typical dress code at work and in public places? Is formal dress ever required?

Suit and tie for those that work with the public. - Apr 30, 2017
People dress in business wear at the U.S. Embassy and Government of Botswana. It's not an overly conservative culture but people dress relatively modestly. Women can definitely get away with skirts above the knee and sleeveless shirts, especially in summer and in social situations. But business meetings are pretty formal. - Jul 8, 2016
Business casual. - Mar 2, 2015
Formal... Locals dress up even just for grocery shopping. - Oct 12, 2014
Business casual. - Nov 24, 2013
The Batswana (people of Botswana) tend to lean toward a more formal look. Suits, dress clothes at work. Some people dress more casually, but Batswana are generally modest in how they dress. - Jul 27, 2013
Business casual/casual. - Apr 22, 2013
People dress very similarly to what you would see in the United States or Europe. Suits for those who work in offices, slacks and polo shirts on the weekend. - Jun 6, 2010