South African Holiday Pay Rules

Holiday pay rates in South Africa

Working on a public holiday is only with the worker's agreement.

If he or she is asked to work on a public holiday, remuneration should be paid at least double the rate.

Time worked on a public holiday is exchangeable for other paid days off by mutual agreement instead of payment.

Public Holidays in South Africa for 2024


While every care is taken that the information above is correct, it is provided only as background information and companies should look to government advice if unsure about rules and laws relating to holiday pay and absence.

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