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
|WednesdayWed||Jan 01, 2020Jan 01||New Year's Day|
|SaturdaySat||Mar 21, 2020Mar 21||Human Rights Day|
|FridayFri||Apr 10, 2020Apr 10||Good Friday|
|SundaySun||Apr 12, 2020Apr 12||Easter|
|MondayMon||Apr 13, 2020Apr 13||Family Day|
|MondayMon||Apr 27, 2020Apr 27||Freedom Day|
|FridayFri||May 01, 2020May 01||Workers Day|
|MondayMon||May 25, 2020May 25||Africa Day|
|TuesdayTue||Jun 16, 2020Jun 16||Youth Day|
|SaturdaySat||Jul 18, 2020Jul 18||Nelson Mandela's Birthday|
|SundaySun||Aug 09, 2020Aug 09||National Women's Day|
|MondayMon||Aug 10, 2020Aug 10||Women's Day Holiday|
|ThursdayThu||Sep 24, 2020Sep 24||Heritage Day|
|WednesdayWed||Dec 16, 2020Dec 16||Day of Reconciliation|
|FridayFri||Dec 25, 2020Dec 25||Christmas Day|
|SaturdaySat||Dec 26, 2020Dec 26||Day of Goodwill|
Upcoming Public Holidays in South Africa
Monday Dec 16, 2019
The upcoming South Africa holiday Reconciliation Day is in 24 days from today.
Wednesday Dec 25, 2019
The upcoming South Africa holiday Christmas Day is in 33 days from today.
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.