South African Public Holidays for 2016
Afrikaans name: Suid-Afrikaanse openbare vakansiedae 2016
Although every effort is made to keep this list correct, BlueGnu can't be held responsible for any errorsOK, it’s too late to worry about the public holidays. They came and went, and I hope that you had some great trips to interesting places. So, what happened in South Africa in 2016? Here are a few highlights and reminders.
- Jacob Zuma is president.
- Droughts hit all South Africa’s provinces except for Gauteng. They are all declared as disaster areas.
- Wayde van Niekerk broke the world record for the 400 metres.
- Desmond Tutu turned 85.
- Mamelodi Sundowns win the CAF Cup.
- New Zealand with the Rugby Championship. South Africa finished third.
- The Free State Cheetahs win the Currie Cup beating the Blue Bulls 36-16.
- The Hurricanes beat the Lions 20-3 to win the Super Rugby final.
1st January - New Year's Day
21st March - Human Rights Day
25th March - Good Friday
28th March - Family Day
27th April - Freedom Day
1st May - Workers Day
2nd May - Public holiday
16th June - Youth Day
3rd August - Public Holiday
9th August - National Women's Day
24th September - Heritage Day
16th December - Day of Reconciliation
25th December - Christmas Day
26th December - Day of Goodwill
27th December - Public Holiday