- Cautious optimism
- Cultural sensitivity
The English-speakers come from British ancestry and have a more reserved approach, reflecting British communication styles. For example, they generally use conditional phrases to make their point in a more indirect way. However, English-speaking South Africans tend to be more outspoken and abrupt in their speech than other Britishgroups (e.g. Canadians or Australians) as an influence of South African culture.