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2020 SOUTH AFRICA HOLIDAYS

The next public holiday in South Africa is

16th December, MondayReconciliation Day

List of National and Regional Public Holidays of South Africa in 2020

DAYDATEHOLIDAY
WednesdayWedJan 01, 2020Jan 01New Year's Day
SaturdaySatMar 21, 2020Mar 21Human Rights Day
FridayFriApr 10, 2020Apr 10Good Friday
SundaySunApr 12, 2020Apr 12Easter
MondayMonApr 13, 2020Apr 13Family Day
MondayMonApr 27, 2020Apr 27Freedom Day
FridayFriMay 01, 2020May 01Workers Day
MondayMonMay 25, 2020May 25Africa Day
TuesdayTueJun 16, 2020Jun 16Youth Day
SaturdaySatJul 18, 2020Jul 18Nelson Mandela's Birthday
SundaySunAug 09, 2020Aug 09National Women's Day
MondayMonAug 10, 2020Aug 10Women's Day Holiday
ThursdayThuSep 24, 2020Sep 24Heritage Day
WednesdayWedDec 16, 2020Dec 16Day of Reconciliation
FridayFriDec 25, 2020Dec 25Christmas Day
SaturdaySatDec 26, 2020Dec 26Day of Goodwill

Upcoming Public Holidays in South Africa

Reconciliation Day

Reconciliation Day

Monday Dec 16, 2019

The upcoming South Africa holiday Reconciliation Day is in 24 days from today.

Christmas Day

Christmas Day

Wednesday Dec 25, 2019

The upcoming South Africa holiday Christmas Day is in 33 days from today.

Day of Goodwill

Day of Goodwill

Thursday Dec 26, 2019

The upcoming South Africa holiday Day of Goodwill is in 34 days from today.

2020 Public Holidays South Africa Service

The above is the list of 2020 public holidays declared in South Africa which includes federal, regional government holidays and popular observances. We also provide South Africa holiday calendar for 2020 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.