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2023 SOUTH AFRICA HOLIDAYS

The next public holiday in South Africa is

16th December, FridayDay of Reconciliation

List of National and Regional Public Holidays of South Africa in 2023

DAYDATEHOLIDAY
SundaySunJan 01, 2023Jan 01New Year's Day
MondayMonJan 02, 2023Jan 02New Year's Day Holiday
TuesdayTueMar 21, 2023Mar 21Human Rights Day
FridayFriApr 07, 2023Apr 07Good Friday
SundaySunApr 09, 2023Apr 09Easter
MondayMonApr 10, 2023Apr 10Family Day
ThursdayThuApr 27, 2023Apr 27Freedom Day
MondayMonMay 01, 2023May 01Workers Day
ThursdayThuMay 25, 2023May 25Africa Day
FridayFriJun 16, 2023Jun 16Youth Day
TuesdayTueJul 18, 2023Jul 18Nelson Mandela's Birthday
WednesdayWedAug 09, 2023Aug 09National Women's Day
SundaySunSep 24, 2023Sep 24Heritage Day
MondayMonSep 25, 2023Sep 25Heritage Day Holiday
SaturdaySatDec 16, 2023Dec 16Day of Reconciliation
MondayMonDec 25, 2023Dec 25Christmas Day
TuesdayTueDec 26, 2023Dec 26Day of Goodwill

Public Holidays in South Africa

Day of Reconciliation

Day of Reconciliation

Friday Dec 16, 2022

The upcoming South Africa holiday Day of Reconciliation is in 20 days from today.

Christmas Day

Christmas Day

Sunday Dec 25, 2022

The upcoming South Africa holiday Christmas Day is in 29 days from today.

Day of Goodwill

Day of Goodwill

Monday Dec 26, 2022

The upcoming South Africa holiday Day of Goodwill is in 30 days from today.

List of Popular Celebration Days of United States in 2023

DAYDATEHOLIDAY
FridayFriJun 02, 2023Jun 02National Donut Day

2023 Public Holidays South Africa Service

The above is the list of 2023 public holidays declared in South Africa which includes federal, regional government holidays and popular observances. We also provide South Africa holiday calendar for 2023 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.