The Presidency says public holidays on Family Day, Boxing Day and Day or Reconciliation will remain in force for the moment.
This follows reports about the recommendations of the Commission for the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic Communities, relating to public holidays.
The commission has recommended that South Africa scrap Family Day, Boxing Day and the Day of Reconciliation. It wants public holidays to be more inclusive.
Home Affairs to consider the proposal
“Considering the fact that the recommendations of the Commission may result in the amendment of the Public Holidays Act, 1994, which is administered by the Department of Home Affairs, the recommendations of the Commission were forwarded to the Minister of Home Affairs for further consideration,” said the Presidency.