Lifestyle | 30 Jan 2023 | By Sun International

How to get 40 days off work in 2023

Treat yourself to a glass of white wine as you maximise your time off | Photo by Sun International

Get more rest and time with loved ones with this handy public holiday calendar to maximise your leave days in 2023.

South Africans are in for a treat this year with two “extra” public holidays. That’s because New Year’s Day fell and Heritage Day will fall on Sunday and are thus observed on a Monday. The average South African gets about 15 days of annual leave, but if you book your leave days around these public holidays, you can stretch those 15 to 40 days or six weeks of precious time off.

Look at the calendar below from KFM and start applying for leave.

Human Rights Day: 21 March

Friday, 17 March 

Monday, 20 March

Easter: 7 to 10 April 

Thursday, 10 April

Friday, 11 April


Freedom Day: 27 April 

Worker's Day: 1 May 

Friday, 28 April 5
Youth Day: 16 June 

Thursday, 15 June

Monday, 19 June

Women's Day: 9 August

Thursday, 10 August 

Friday, 11 August


Reconciliation Day: 16 December 

Christmas Day: 25 December 

Day of Goodwill: 26 December 

New Year's Day: 1 January 2024

Friday. 15 December

Monday, 18 December

Wednesday, 27 December

Thursday, 28 December

Friday, 29 December 


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