News FlashesOctober 21, 2021

CRS News Flash 12 October 2021 – SOUTH AFRICA – Election Day


Employers must note the following:

Declaration of election day as a public holiday

President Cyril Ramaphosa has, in terms of Section 2A of the Public Holidays Act of 1994, declared Monday, 1 November 2021 – the date for local government elections – a national public holiday.

Employers making use of leave calendars on their payroll systems should update the calendar by adding 1 November 2021 as a public holiday.


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