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South African Public Holidays 2021

Afrikaans name: Suid-Afrikaanse openbare vakansiedae 2021

2021 is proving to be another stressful and challenging year for many South Africans and people around the world. The Covid-19 virus continues to have a devastating effect on peoples lives. Many families continue to lose loved ones. ICU facilities in hospitals are under pressure. Thousands of businesses are being forced to close with a result of many, many people losing their jobs, with little hope of finding another job in the near future. Fortunately, the vaccines are being rolled out so there is some light at the end of the tunnel. Despite the lock down continuing there is more freedom to move around so, if you can take a holiday or weekend break, make the most of it.

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1st January 2021 - New Year’s Day

21st March 2021 - Human Rights Day

22nd March 2021 - Public Holiday

2nd April 2021 - Good Friday

5th April 2021 - Family Day

27th April 2021 - Freedom Day

1st May 2021 - Workers Day

16th June 2021 - Youth Day

9th August 2021 - National Women’s Day

24th September 2021 - Heritage Day

16th December 2021 - Day of Reconciliation

25th December 2021 - Christmas Day

26th December 2021 - Day of Goodwill

27th December 2021 - Public Holiday

2016 Public Holidays

2017 Public Holidays

2018 Public Holidays

2019 Public Holidays

2020 Public Holidays

2022 Public Holidays


References and further reading

SA Government Public Holidays

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