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

Depends on where you work. Business folks wear suits. - Sep 30, 2017
Semi-formal- - Jul 6, 2017
Suit and tie in diplomatic settings. - Jul 5, 2017
smart casual, though Zimbabweans like to dress up for business - Apr 16, 2016
Coat and tie for men at the Embassy, however, most of your contacts won't be wearing such. - Dec 8, 2013
Dress code at work is smart business and in public is casual. You can spot a Rhodie by the board shorts, flip flops and t-shirt. - Jul 29, 2013
Business at work, casual around town. Not as dressy or elegant as many African countries. - Jun 21, 2009
European type dress. - Dec 5, 2008
Zimbabweans dress fairly conservative for work, many expats do not. - Sep 26, 2008