Election Day is scheduled for 8 May 2019, don’t forget to update your payroll calendars.
2019 is predicted to be a monumental year for South African businesses, challenged by the need to grow the economy and called upon to contribute meaningfully towards job creation – especially the youth.
2019 has an added dimension of importance for local business owners. They need to be aware that 8 May 2019 has been scheduled and officially recognised as the day the country goes to the polls.
This was declared and published in the Government Gazette 42250, Proclamation No. 8 of 2019, dated 26 February 2019.
What does this mean for employers? Well, those employers making use of leave calendars on their Payroll systems should update the calendar by adding 8 May 2019 as a public holiday.
Otherwise they may end up being taken by surprise and that will not be good for business!