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Plan your holidays like a pro in 2018!
In 2018 the public holidays are placed in such a way to give you a few blissful long-weekend breaks and holidays!
To help you score super-sized leave time, have a look at the information below!
Freedom Day and Workers Day: 27 April & 1 May
Friday 27 April is Freedom Day, Monday 30 April is a school holiday (not public holiday), Tuesday 1 May is Workers’ Day.
Take off on Monday 30 April. = 1 day leave, 5 days off. OR opt to take leave for a day or two before and/or after the long weekend.
For instance, add Thursday 26 April and Wednesday 2 May to the 30th.
= 3 days leave, 7 days off.
National Women’s Day: 9 August
Thursday 9 August is a public holiday, and Friday 10 August is a school holiday (not public holiday).
Take off on 10 August. = 1 day leave, 4 days off. OR take leave from Monday 6 to Wednesday 8 August. = 4 days leave, 9 days off.
Heritage Day: 24 September
Monday 24 September is a public holiday. = 0 leave days, 3 days off.
Day of Reconciliation: 16 December
This day falls on a Sunday, so Monday 17 December is a public holiday. It falls in the school holidays. = 0 leave days, 3 days off.
Christmas Day: 25 December
Christmas falls on a Tuesday this year, with Day of Goodwill on Wednesday 26 December. It falls in the school holidays.
Take leave on Monday 24 December. = 1 day leave, 5 days off.
Bonanza 1: Also take Thursday 27, Friday 28 and Monday 31 off. = 4 days leave, 11 days off. Bonanza 2:Take leave from 18 to 31 December. = 8 days leave, 18 days off.
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