December 27 declared a holiday



September 20, 2016
December 27 declared a holiday

Prez Jacob Zuma

President Jacob Zuma ensures South Africans get their 12 public holidays.

President Jacob Zuma has declared December 27 this year a public holiday.

Zuma said the declaration followed a request from the Federation of Unions of South Africa who complained that workers would only have 11 public holidays instead of 12 because Christmas day this year falls on a Sunday.

The Monday after Christmas is a public holiday, the Day of Goodwill, meaning the two holidays would overlap.

“The declaration of the 27th December as a public holiday will ensure that workers are not unduly disadvantaged because of this unusual event and are still entitled to their 12 paid public holidays,” the presidency said.

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