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South African Public Holidays for 2018

Afrikaans name: Suid-Afrikaanse openbare vakansiedae 2018

I am sure that you have realised that 2018 is now in the past and its public holidays are not too useful let’s look at what happened in that year instead.

  • Cyril Ramaphosa took over the Presidency from Jacob Zuma.
  • South Africa beat India in a cricket test series 2-1.
  • Team South Africa competed in the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia.
  • Jazz legend, Hugh Masekela, passed away at age 78.
  • In April Winnie Madikizela-Mandela passed away aged 81.
  • The Springboks finished 2nd in the Rugby Championship behind the All Blacks.
  • The Sharks became Currie Cup champions after defeating Western Province by 17-12 at Newlands.

If you must know when the public holidays were then please refer to the list below.

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

1st January - New Year’s Day

21st March - Human Rights Day

30th March - Good Friday

2nd April - Family Day

27th April - Freedom Day

1st May - Workers Day

16th June - Youth Day

9th August - National Women’s Day

24th September - Heritage Day

16th December - Day of Reconciliation

17th December - Public Holiday

25th December - Christmas Day

26th December - Day of Goodwill


2016 Public Holidays

2017 Public Holidays

2019 Public Holidays

2020 Public Holidays

2021 Public Holidays

2022 Public Holidays


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References and further reading

SA Government Public Holidays

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