Media release

Declaration of 2nd May 2008 as public holiday

19 March 2008

19 March 2008

At its meeting this morning, Cabinet endorsed the proposal that the 2nd of May 2008 be declared a public holiday, to compensate workers for losing a public holiday as a result of Human Rights Day falling on the same day as Good Friday.

This decision follows proposals from a number of stakeholders including trade unions.

The President will shortly publish a proclamation in the Government Gazette, formally declaring 2 May 2008 as public holiday. This Proclamation will be issued in terms of the Public Holidays Act 36 of 1994.

Themba Maseko (Government Spokesperson)
Cell: 083 645 0810

Issued by: Government Communications (GCIS)


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