The 2018 official Public Holidays have been published on the South African Government website.

Employers making use of leave calendars on their payroll systems should update their calendars according to the table below.

* The dates on which Good Friday and Easter Sunday fall are determined according to the ecclesiastical moon. These dates vary each year, but they fall at some point between late March and late April.

** 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.

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