2019 SOUTH AFRICA HOLIDAYS
The next public holiday in South Africa is
18th July, ThursdayNelson Mandela's Birthday
List of National and Regional Public Holidays of South Africa in 2019
|TuesdayTue||Jan 01, 2019Jan 01||New Year's Day|
|ThursdayThu||Mar 21, 2019Mar 21||Human Rights Day|
|FridayFri||Apr 19, 2019Apr 19||Good Friday|
|SundaySun||Apr 21, 2019Apr 21||Easter|
|MondayMon||Apr 22, 2019Apr 22||Family Day|
|SaturdaySat||Apr 27, 2019Apr 27||Freedom Day|
|WednesdayWed||May 01, 2019May 01||Workers Day|
|SaturdaySat||May 25, 2019May 25||Africa Day|
|SundaySun||Jun 16, 2019Jun 16||Youth Day|
|MondayMon||Jun 17, 2019Jun 17||Youth Day Holidays|
|ThursdayThu||Jul 18, 2019Jul 18||Nelson Mandela's Birthday|
|FridayFri||Aug 09, 2019Aug 09||Women's Day|
|TuesdayTue||Sep 24, 2019Sep 24||Heritage Day|
|MondayMon||Dec 16, 2019Dec 16||Reconciliation Day|
|WednesdayWed||Dec 25, 2019Dec 25||Christmas Day|
|ThursdayThu||Dec 26, 2019Dec 26||Day of Goodwill|
Upcoming Public Holidays in South Africa
Nelson Mandela's Birthday
Thursday Jul 18, 2019
The upcoming South Africa holiday Nelson Mandela's Birthday is in 22 days from today.
Friday Aug 09, 2019
The upcoming South Africa holiday Women's Day is in 44 days from today.
Tuesday Sep 24, 2019
The upcoming South Africa holiday Heritage Day is in 90 days from today.
2019 Public Holidays South Africa Service
The above is the list of 2019 public holidays declared in South Africa which includes federal, regional government holidays and popular observances. We also provide South Africa holiday calendar for 2019 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.