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President Cyril Ramaphosa declares 15 December 2023 as a public holiday for South Africa

President Cyril Ramaphosa declares 15 December 2023 as a public holiday for South Africa.

As per the televised briefing by the President of South Africa, the 15th of December 2023 will be an official public holiday.

This will impact the processing of salary/wage payments for employees and the processing of leave applications. 

The public holiday has been updated as of the 16th of November 2023.

We have compiled information in preparation for leave applications over the festive season:

What you need to do on your South African payrolls if you have processed planned leave for December already:

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If you haven't processed planned leave as yet. Please check our Leave and Bonus infographic to assist with your leave and bonus processing.

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