Another public holiday for SA

2016-09-21 06:00

YET another public holiday for South Africans has been declared. President Zuma announced on Monday that Monday 27 December would be a public holiday.

This is as a result of a request from the Federation of Unions of South Africa which complained that workers would only have 11 public holidays, instead of 12, as Christmas Day falls on a Sunday.

Usually when a public holiday falls on a Sunday the following Monday would be a public holiday.

The Monday after Christmas, is however another public holiday, the Day of Goodwill, which means the two public holidays would overlap

The presidential spokesman said: “The declaration of 27 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."

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