With the image above, its possible analyze each dimension of the Hofstede Model:
Power Distance: As you can see, Colombia gets in this indicator 67. This means that Colombians perceive their society with a “natural” inequality and with hierarchy that is difficult to change. Is a fact in their lives. In the case of South Africa, this country gets 49, a little less than Colombia.
Individualism vs Collectivism: According to the results, Colombia gets 13 in this dimension, what places the country as one of the most collectivist in the world, only behind Ecuador, Panama and Guatemala: the Colombia´s people values much the importance of feel part of a group. In the other hand, South Africa gets 65. This means that in this society the considerations about the social progress are concentrate in individuals, noy so much in the groups like the family.
Masculinity vs Femininity: In this dimension, Colombia (64) and South Africa (63) shame the same category: in both countries, the people live for work. Both are competitive societies, but the colombian people are more collectivist than the people of South Africa.
Uncentainty avoidance: Colombia gets 80 in this dimension, which means that this country have many mechanism to prevent the uncentainty. Colombia is a conservative and religious country, and the score in this dimension reflects this fact. In contrast, South Africa gets 49 in this category. South Africa has a low prefence to uncentainty, so it is a more relaxed society than Colombia.
Long term orientation: Both societies are more normative than pragmatic societies. Colombia (13) is a country with a culture that seeks to establish an absolute truth. Is a culture that respect the traditions. Similarly, Colombia is a society that expects to see quick results. In the case of South Africa, the score in this dimension is 34. South Africa shares the same characteristics of Colombia, despite the score.
Indulgence: Both societies demonstrate that both have a culture of indulgence. Colombia (83) is an optimist country, where the people try to do their wishes and their impulses in the enjoyment of their life. South Africa (63) also is an optimist country, but to a lesser extent than Colombia.