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2019 South African Public Holidays

Afrikaans name: Suid-Afrikaanse openbare vakansiedae 2019

So, you have come here looking for the Public Holidays for 2019. I feel that I need to mention that 2019 is in the past. Let me remind you of a few things that happened in 2019.

  • South Africa’s cricket team beat Pakistan 3-0 in a test series.
  • The Springboks became World Champions defeating England 32-12 in the final.
  • Johnny Clegg passed away on the 16th July.
  • King Zwelonke Sigcawu passed away on 14th November.
  • The ANC win the General Election picking up 57.5 % of the votes.
  • The Ndlovu Youth Choir reached the finals of America’s Got Talent.
  • The Free State Cheetahs win the Currie Cup defeating the Golden Lions 31-28 in the final.

Although every effort was made to keep this list correct, BlueGnu can't be held responsible for any errors.

1st January 2019 - New Year’s Day

21st March 2019 - Human Rights Day

19th April 2019 - Good Friday

22nd April 2019 - Family Day

27th April 2019 - Freedom Day

1st May 2019 - Workers Day

16th June 2019 - Youth Day

17th June 2019 - Public Holiday

9th August 2019 - National Women’s Day

24th September 2019 - Heritage Day

16th December 2019 - Day of Reconciliation

25th December 2019 - Christmas Day

26th December 2019 - Day of Goodwill

2016 Public Holidays

2017 Public Holidays

2018 Public Holidays

2020 Public Holidays

2021 Public Holidays

2022 Public Holidays


References and further reading

SA Government Public Holidays

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