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South African 2021 Public Holidays Announced

Source: South African Government Communication and Information System (GCIS)
Posted: Friday, October 16, 2020
Updated: Saturday, October 24, 2020


The South African Government Communication and Information System has announced the dates of the annual non-working public holidays in South Africa for the calendar year 2021.

The public holidays in South Africa for the calendar year 2021 follows the annual trend of past years (2018-12-15, 2018-01-14, 2017-01-15, 2016-01-12, 2015-01-05, 2014-02-13, 2013-02-06, 2012-01-27, 2010-03-26, 2008-11-12, 2008-02-24, and 2006-03-22) and is based on the Public Holidays Act, Act No 36 of 1994 without any reference to any possible change due to the current review of public holidays in South Africa (2012-07-09, 2012-06-11 and 2003-11-06) or to election dates (2016-06-24, 2016-06-18, 2009-03-19, 2004-02-24 and 1999-04-28) or sundry reasons (2016-09-19 and 2016-09-15).

Although the aforementioned list of public holidays in South Africa for the calendar year 2021 contains the usual mention that "the Public Holidays Act (Act No 36 of 1994) determines whenever any public holiday falls on a Sunday, the Monday following on it shall be a public holiday", it does not list a day in lieu public holiday on Monday, December 27, 2021, to compensate the fact that the 2021 Day of Goodwill public holiday falls on a Sunday.



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