The official Public Holidays for 2019 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 indicated for Good Friday and Easter Sunday are determined according to the ecclesiastical moon. These dates vary each year between late March and late April.

** The Public Holidays Act (Act No 36 of 1994) determines when a public holiday falls on a Sunday; it shall be followed by a public holiday on the Monday after.


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