South African Holiday Pay Rules

Information about holiday pay rules in South Africa

South African Public Holiday pay rules

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.


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

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