Double Public Holidays Coming In December
An Extra Public Holiday This December
When the Boks won the Rugby World Cup the nation jumped for joy…at the prospect of holding the President to his promise of a new public holiday.
The announcement has been made that the extra public holiday this year will fall on the 15th of December. This falls just a day before the already existing public holiday on the 16th. This means workers will be treated to a double public holiday weekend this December.
The 15th falls on a Friday and lines up with the end of the work year for many in the construction industry. Workers who work on a public holiday (there are several throughout December) are entitled to double pay or can ask to swap the day for another work day.