(Image: Gauteng Tourism Authority)

Apart from the usual recipients, such as restaurant servers and petrol attendants, there’s a plethora of people waiting for (and depending on) a tip: baggage handlers, car guards, city council workers, security guards, beggars, newspaper sellers and roadside salespeople.

Most will happily accept a few rand (small coins might be sniffed at). For good service at restaurants, 10% of the bill is the minimum, and expect to dole out between R5 and R10 to petrol attendants.