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2019 SOUTH AFRICA HOLIDAYS

The next public holiday in South Africa is

16th December, SundayReconciliation Day

List of National and Regional Public Holidays of South Africa in 2019

DAYDATEHOLIDAY
TuesdayTueJan 01, 2019Jan 01New Year's Day
ThursdayThuMar 21, 2019Mar 21Human Rights Day
FridayFriApr 19, 2019Apr 19Good Friday
SundaySunApr 21, 2019Apr 21Easter
MondayMonApr 22, 2019Apr 22Family Day
SaturdaySatApr 27, 2019Apr 27Freedom Day
WednesdayWedMay 01, 2019May 01Workers Day
SaturdaySatMay 25, 2019May 25Africa Day
SundaySunJun 16, 2019Jun 16Youth Day
MondayMonJun 17, 2019Jun 17Youth Day Holidays
ThursdayThuJul 18, 2019Jul 18Nelson Mandela's Birthday
FridayFriAug 09, 2019Aug 09Women's Day
TuesdayTueSep 24, 2019Sep 24Heritage Day
MondayMonDec 16, 2019Dec 16Reconciliation Day
WednesdayWedDec 25, 2019Dec 25Christmas Day
ThursdayThuDec 26, 2019Dec 26Day of Goodwill

Upcoming Public Holidays in South Africa

Reconciliation Day

Reconciliation Day

Sunday Dec 16, 2018

The upcoming South Africa holiday Reconciliation Day is in 2 days from today.

Reconciliation Day

Reconciliation Day

Monday Dec 17, 2018

The upcoming South Africa holiday Reconciliation Day is in 3 days from today.

Christmas Day

Christmas Day

Tuesday Dec 25, 2018

The upcoming South Africa holiday Christmas Day is in 11 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.