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

At work, slightly less formal than DC. Away from work - whatever. Depends where you are, and all of the "safari" wear is available here. It is a pretty casual society. - Jan 2020


Business, slightly casual. - Dec 2019


Many people dress up fashionably but many don’t. - Mar 2019


Professional. - Jun 2018


Business casual/formal at work (depending on occasion and season). Dress in public is what you'd find in the USA. Formal dress is useful if your work involves representational events in the evening. - Jan 2018


Short sleeves and khakis in the summer, a bit more formal in the winter. - Jun 2012


Semi-formal at work, relaxed in public. - Dec 2009


Fairly casual. Local men commonly wear shorts (very short sometimes!) and sandals. Women tend to put a bit more effort into their looks. - Aug 2009


Same as a big city in the U.S. Men and women wear suits to work. In non-work settings, it is very casual and similar to dress in the States. - Feb 2009


Like U.S. - Oct 2008


Normal U.S. dress code in the Embassy. Pretoria is about as formal as DC. - Sep 2008


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