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2022 SOUTH AFRICA HOLIDAYS

The next public holiday in South Africa is

18th July, MondayNelson Mandela's Birthday

List of National and Regional Public Holidays of South Africa in 2022

DAYDATEHOLIDAY
SaturdaySatJan 01, 2022Jan 01New Year's Day
MondayMonMar 21, 2022Mar 21Human Rights Day
FridayFriApr 15, 2022Apr 15Good Friday
SundaySunApr 17, 2022Apr 17Easter
MondayMonApr 18, 2022Apr 18Family Day
WednesdayWedApr 27, 2022Apr 27Freedom Day
SundaySunMay 01, 2022May 01Workers Day
WednesdayWedMay 25, 2022May 25Africa Day
ThursdayThuJun 16, 2022Jun 16Youth Day
MondayMonJul 18, 2022Jul 18Nelson Mandela's Birthday
TuesdayTueAug 09, 2022Aug 09National Women's Day
SaturdaySatSep 24, 2022Sep 24Heritage Day
FridayFriDec 16, 2022Dec 16Day of Reconciliation
SundaySunDec 25, 2022Dec 25Christmas Day
MondayMonDec 26, 2022Dec 26Day of Goodwill

Public Holidays in South Africa

Nelson Mandela's Birthday

Nelson Mandela's Birthday

Monday Jul 18, 2022

The upcoming South Africa holiday Nelson Mandela's Birthday is in 19 days from today.

National Women's Day

National Women's Day

Tuesday Aug 09, 2022

The upcoming South Africa holiday National Women's Day is in 41 days from today.

Heritage Day

Heritage Day

Saturday Sep 24, 2022

The upcoming South Africa holiday Heritage Day is in 87 days from today.

2022 Public Holidays South Africa Service

The above is the list of 2022 public holidays declared in South Africa which includes federal, regional government holidays and popular observances. We also provide South Africa holiday calendar for 2022 in Word, Excel, PDF and printable online formats.

The Republic of South Africa has a total of twelve public holidays celebrated annually. The holidays are regulated by the Public Holidays Act. It further directs that in the event a public holiday falls on a Sunday, the celebration is marked on the next day.

The Public Holiday Act No. 48 also makes provision for the President to declare any day a public holiday through a government gazette notice. Every employer is expected to grant leave to employees. The workers must get paid time off during the holidays. Working on a public holiday is solely voluntary or arrived at through an agreement between the employer and employees. As such, workers must get extra pay for their services, usually double their normal daily wage rate or as per agreed terms. The provision may not apply to certain members of the public like the Defence Forces and Senior Management staff.

It might be of considerable importance to residents and visitors to take note of the public holidays as most businesses and non-essential services remain shut. However, a number of large chain stores remain operational. The Christian holidays of Good Friday and Easter Sunday are largely determined by the Ecclesiastical moon and therefore the dates may vary from year to year.

The official dates for observance of public holidays can be altered through an agreement and such a day cannot be considered as part of an employee's annual leave. Some holidays might be limited to select religious groups, for example, Christmas Day celebrated by Christians worldwide.