Acting President Kgalema Motlanthe declares 27 December 2011 a Public Holiday 12

14 December 2011

Acting President Kgalema Motlanthe has on Wednesday, 14th December 2011, in terms of Section 2A of the Public Holidays Act, 1994 (Act No.36 of 1994) declared   the 27th day of December 2011 as a public holiday throughout the Republic.

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Issued by: The Presidency


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12 thoughts on “Acting President Kgalema Motlanthe declares 27 December 2011 a Public Holiday

  • David Seomanele Mashishi

    It was an expected holiday considering that 26 Dec is a holiday fling on a Sunday. By Law and our practice as a country for any holiday falling on a Sunday the following day, monday becomes a holiday. So no conspiracy theory for sure.

  • Tichazorora Tanyanyiwa

    Mourning or celebrating not sure why they did not clarify things but what ever it is make your own declaration of what will be accomplished on the day. If some throws lemons at you make some lemonade 

  • Mpho Tsedu

    Come on now! Anyone surprised by this? You must be kidding. This has been the South African trend dating back many years. No public holiday of this nature has ever been announced months in advance – even during the apartheid era. I think it’s one of the ways of assessing our business managerial skills. Any manager who throws tantrums and toys out of his/her cot subsequent to this announcement, surely needs to dust off and re-visit their Business Management notes. As managers, let’s use that day’s office tranquility to perfect our plans for 2012.

  • Tichazorora Tanyanyiwa

    A negative mindset will always see problems. Success is never based on what happens around you but what is inside of you. If you are set to loose because of this or any other declaration made. Perspective is important. Lean t see opportunity even where there is the worst problem.

  • Des Squire

    Without meaning to be offensive – this is again an example of African Time

    The Minister is demonstratin his lack of understanding of how business works. He fails to realise the is a need for planning, time does not matter to him and he thinks businesses can all drop everything at a moments notice. Where is the additional money coming from to pay (double) to those who will have to work on that day? Where are the standards????? Was there consultation????

  • Alan Hammond

    Ulita its a complicated situation where the Christmas Day public holiday is on a Sunday. Normally the next day would be a public holiday in its place – but that’s already a public holiday. Dennis George from Fedusa was moaning a couple of days ago about this and asking for another public holiday.  One might argue that with a global recession and possible double-dip we shouldn’t be worried about whether one day is a public holiday or not. But then maybe I’m just being all neo-liberal about it!!!

    It could all be part of an elaborate plan by the ANC to make Fedusa look good because Cosatu are opposing the Secrecy Bill!!