UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA - AFRICAN STUDIES CENTER
1 Jan - new year's day good Friday family day (easter Monday) 27 April - constitution day 1 May - workers' day 16 June - youth day 9 August - national women's day 24 September - heritage day 16 December - day of reconcilliation 25 December - christmas day 26 December - goodwill day
21 March, Sharpville day, is likely to be a commemorative day but not a day off work. The days were chosen to give a more even spread than the previous days. Dropped: 31 May republic day), 10 October (Kruger Day) and 6 April (founders day). Changes in name: 16 June used to be Soweto Day (unofficial), 16 December has changed over time: Dingaan's day, day of the covernant, day of the vow (used to celebate defeat of the Zuluz at Blood River by the Boers).
These are still to be approved by parliament. Though the minister responsible is IFP (minority party) leader Buthelezi, it is unlikely the list will be changed.
-- Philip Machanick email@example.com Department of Computer Science, University of the Witwatersrand 2050 Wits, South Africa (at University of Cape Town 4 July-7 Nov) phone 27(11)716-3309 fax 27(11)339-7965 From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Philip Machanick) Newsgroups: soc.culture.african Subject: new SA public holidays Date: 8 Sep 1994 09:09:14 GMT Message-ID:
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