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What is the typical dress code at work and in public places? Is formal dress ever required?
Business casual. Business attire at receptions/official functions. I have not needed formal dress here, though you may want it for the Marine Corps ball or similar events. - Oct 1, 2017
Cape Town is a very casual place. Most people work in jeans or their equivalent. The Embassy in Pretoria has imposed a dress code to keep staff on the straight and narrow. - May 13, 2014
At work--Business. In public--what you would wear in the U.S., but a bit nicer (no baggy, falling-off-the-butt pants or skin-tight tee shirts)--think U.S. in the early 1960's. - Aug 26, 2013
Work is smart casual. Public is very casual - think Southern California. - Oct 28, 2007