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2021 SOUTH AFRICA HOLIDAYS

The next public holiday in South Africa is

16th December, ThursdayDay of Reconciliation

List of National and Regional Public Holidays of South Africa in 2021

DAYDATEHOLIDAY
FridayFriJan 01, 2021Jan 01New Year's Day
SundaySunMar 21, 2021Mar 21Human Rights Day
FridayFriApr 02, 2021Apr 02Good Friday
SundaySunApr 04, 2021Apr 04Easter
MondayMonApr 05, 2021Apr 05Family Day
TuesdayTueApr 27, 2021Apr 27Freedom Day
SaturdaySatMay 01, 2021May 01Workers Day
TuesdayTueMay 25, 2021May 25Africa Day
WednesdayWedJun 16, 2021Jun 16Youth Day
SundaySunJul 18, 2021Jul 18Nelson Mandela's Birthday
MondayMonAug 09, 2021Aug 09National Women's Day
FridayFriSep 24, 2021Sep 24Heritage Day
ThursdayThuDec 16, 2021Dec 16Day of Reconciliation
SaturdaySatDec 25, 2021Dec 25Christmas Day
SundaySunDec 26, 2021Dec 26Day of Goodwill

Public Holidays in South Africa

Day of Reconciliation

Day of Reconciliation

Thursday Dec 16, 2021

The upcoming South Africa holiday Day of Reconciliation is in 58 days from today.

Christmas Day

Christmas Day

Saturday Dec 25, 2021

The upcoming South Africa holiday Christmas Day is in 67 days from today.

Day of Goodwill

Day of Goodwill

Sunday Dec 26, 2021

The upcoming South Africa holiday Day of Goodwill is in 68 days from today.

2021 Public Holidays South Africa Service

The above is the list of 2021 public holidays declared in South Africa which includes federal, regional government holidays and popular observances. We also provide South Africa holiday calendar for 2021 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.