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South African Mandela Public Holiday Ruled-Out

Source: South African Government Communication and Information System (GCIS)
Posted on Friday, December 6, 2013

The South African Government has announced that the upcoming period of mourning for former President, Nelson Mandela, will not be accompanied by any one-off non-working public holidays in South Africa.

The aforementioned announcement goes on to clarify that there will be no requirement for businesses to close on the day of Nelson Mandela's funeral.

Four years ago, the Government of South Africa had announced a new, July 18, Nelson Mandela Day annual holiday (2009-06-04), but it was later clarified that this July 18, Nelson Mandela Day, would not be an official non-working public holiday in South Africa (2009-06-30).

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