public holidays

Public Holidays

South Africa’s 2023 December Sees Five Public Holidays

  • Additional Public Holiday Declaration: President Cyril Ramaphosa’s announcement of an extra public holiday on December 15, 2023, under the Public Holidays Act, increasing the usual count from four to five during December in South Africa.
  • Legal Implications for Businesses: The legal implications for businesses as per the Basic Conditions of Employment Act (BCEA) regarding employee compensation on public holidays. It outlines how employees’ entitlements vary based on whether the public holiday aligns with their regular work schedule and whether they work on that day.
  • Impact on South African Businesses: The article highlights the implications of this additional holiday for businesses, including potential cost implications, the need for compliance with legal regulations, and the necessity for businesses to plan and manage their operations effectively during the extended holiday period.

South Africa’s 2023 December Sees Five Public Holidays Read More »