South Africa has 12 public holidays as determined by the Public Holidays Act (Act No 36 of 1994). The Act determines whenever any public holiday falls on a Sunday, the Monday following on it shall be a public holiday.
This article includes a national calendar of all 2020 public holidays in South Africa. As indicated by publicholidays.net.za, please note that the below dates may be modified as official changes are announced.
Public holidays in 2020
|01 January 2020||Wednesday||New Year’s Day|
|21 March 2020||Saturday||Human Rights Day|
|10 April 2020||Friday||Good Friday|
|13 April 2020||Monday||Family Day|
|27 April 2020||Tuesday||Freedom Day|
|01 May 2020||Friday||Workers’ Day|
|16 June 2020||Tuesday||Youth Day|
|09 August 2020||Sunday||National Women’s Day|
|10 August 2020||Monday||National Women’s Day Holiday|
|24 September 2020||Thursday||Heritage Day|
|16 December 2020||Wednesday||Day of Reconciliation|
|25 December 2020||Friday||Christmas Day|
|26 December 2020||Saturday||Day of Goodwill|
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Zita Zimande is a sports news journalist from the University of Johannesburg. Besides being a sports fanatic, she loves to cook during her spare time.