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South Africa : public and bank holidays, closure of banks, stock exchanges, school vacations

South Africa : complete schedule of public and bank holidays, closure of banks and stock exchanges, school vacations, trade fairs, cultural and sporting events, festivals, carnivals, election during the current 2 months






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Youth Day*Friday June 16, 2017Secular holiday 
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Fathers' DaySunday June 18, 2017cards/flowers 
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Mandela Day*Tuesday July 18, 2017Special Events 
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Youth Day -
Friday June 16, 2017

Secular holiday : In 1975 protests started in African schools after a directive from the then Bantu Education Department that Afrikaans had to be used on an equal basis with English as a language of instruction in secondary schools. The issue, however, was not so much the Afrikaans as the whole system of Bantu education which was characterised by separate schools and universities, poor facilities, overcrowded classrooms and inadequately trained teachers. On 16 June 1976 more than 20 000 pupils from Soweto began a protest march. Previously known as Soweto Day.


Fathers' Day -
Sunday June 18, 2017

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Mandela Day -
Tuesday July 18, 2017

Special Events : In tribute to former president Nelson Mandela. Madiba was politically active for 67 years and on Mandela Day people are called upon to spend at least 67 minutes doing something useful within their communities. From 2009 onwards.