2022 SOUTH AFRICA HOLIDAYS
The next public holiday in South Africa is
21st March, MondayHuman Rights Day
List of National and Regional Public Holidays of South Africa in 2022
|SaturdaySat||Jan 01, 2022Jan 01||New Year's Day|
|MondayMon||Mar 21, 2022Mar 21||Human Rights Day|
|FridayFri||Apr 15, 2022Apr 15||Good Friday|
|SundaySun||Apr 17, 2022Apr 17||Easter|
|MondayMon||Apr 18, 2022Apr 18||Family Day|
|WednesdayWed||Apr 27, 2022Apr 27||Freedom Day|
|SundaySun||May 01, 2022May 01||Workers Day|
|WednesdayWed||May 25, 2022May 25||Africa Day|
|ThursdayThu||Jun 16, 2022Jun 16||Youth Day|
|MondayMon||Jul 18, 2022Jul 18||Nelson Mandela's Birthday|
|TuesdayTue||Aug 09, 2022Aug 09||National Women's Day|
|SaturdaySat||Sep 24, 2022Sep 24||Heritage Day|
|FridayFri||Dec 16, 2022Dec 16||Day of Reconciliation|
|SundaySun||Dec 25, 2022Dec 25||Christmas Day|
|MondayMon||Dec 26, 2022Dec 26||Day of Goodwill|
Public Holidays in South Africa
Human Rights Day
Monday Mar 21, 2022
The upcoming South Africa holiday Human Rights Day is in 60 days from today.
Friday Apr 15, 2022
The upcoming South Africa holiday Good Friday is in 85 days from today.
Sunday Apr 17, 2022
The upcoming South Africa holiday Easter is in 87 days from today.
2022 Public Holidays South Africa Service
The above is the list of 2022 public holidays declared in South Africa which includes federal, regional government holidays and popular observances. We also provide South Africa holiday calendar for 2022 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.