After the difficulties of election day, South Africans are relieved with an additional public holiday in June 2024.

After the difficulties of election day, South Africans are relieved with an additional public holiday in June 2024.

There will be a lot of happy South Africans when they find out that June 2024 will have an additional public holiday. This comes after a difficult voting day that was hampered by lengthy lines and technical difficulties, leaving many people hoping for some well-earned downtime.

Voting Day Anxiety
South Africans awoke early yesterday to exercise their right to vote, guaranteed by the constitution. But because the Electoral Commission of South Africa was ill-prepared, the day became a laborious marathon. Voters had to wait in line for several hours while dealing with preventable technical problems and undertrained employees. The prospect of an extra public holiday in June provides a ray of hope and an opportunity to unwind despite these frustrations.

June 2024: Public Holiday
There will be 13 public holidays in South Africa in 2024, plus an additional day off to make up for holidays that fall on Sundays. Sunday, June 16, 2024 is designated as Youth Day, the following public holiday. The Public Holidays Act of 1994 states that this holiday will fall on Monday, June 17, 2024. This implies that South Africans will have a long weekend to look forward to, which will be ideal for much-needed relaxation and rest.

Making the Most of Your Vacation Time
With an average workweek of 45 hours, South Africans are among the world’s hardest workers, according to recent surveys. By contrast, the average weekly hours in many first-world countries are closer to thirty. Because of this, South Africans should make the most of their leisure time whenever possible, especially the forthcoming public holiday in June 2024. Thus, remember that you are worth it, as stated in the well-known L’Oréal tagline, and don’t feel bad about taking a break.

Public Holidays Still in Effect in 2024
Here are the remaining public holidays in 2024 for your reference: Monday, June 17th is Youth Day; Friday, August 9th is National Women’s Day; Tuesday, September 24th is Heritage Day; Monday, December 16th is Day of Reconciliation; Wednesday, December 25th: