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Docs: African Perspective - Lipstick Evangelists 06 Oct 2012

October 6th, 2012

Episode 292 of 1501 episodes

South Africa remains a growing market for Avon cosmetics despite a slump elsewhere. How has Avon managed to make such inroads into South Africa? Who are the Avon ladies? We travel with two reps to find out what it is like to be a door-to-door salesperson in a country where people are often afraid to open their doors because of high rates of crime.

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