Is there a dress code I need to be made aware of in South Africa?
Society in South Africa can be called conservative. Due to the many English habits which has been adopted e.g. the school uniforms all children wear to school or the more formal way people dress to work or even when going out.
It is important to be aware of the different habits and ways of dressing. As a volunteer you will represent the project you work for. Find out from your superiors what the dress code is for your particular job.
Having dreadlocks, piercings other than the ears or visible tattoos will not be acceptable at most volunteer projects.
Take care of your personal hygiene, especially when it is hot (be sure to deodorize).