|Tuesday||Jan-01||New Year's Day|
|Thursday||Mar-21||Human Rights Day|
|Monday||Apr-22||Family Day||Easter Monday|
|Saturday||Apr-27||Freedom Day||National Day. April 27|
|Wednesday||May-01||Labour Day||Workers Day|
|Monday||Jun-17||Youth Day||Previously known as Soweto Day|
|Friday||Aug-09||National Women's Day|
|Monday||Dec-16||Day of Reconciliation|
|Thursday||Dec-26||Day of Good Will||Boxing Day prior to 1980|
The South African Public Holidays Act (Act No 36 of 1994) determines that whenever any public holiday falls on a Sunday, the Monday following it will be a public holiday.
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Minimum monthly wage is about 3,500 ZAR monthly (277 USD)
Full-time employmnet is considered 45 hours weekly, and 9 hours daily.
* This amount is subject to contractual agreement, and oftentimes is less).
Overtime is voluntary and must be agreed upon by employer and employee in advance. The max overtime allowance is 3 hours daily or 10 hours in one week.
27.5% of workers wage is contributed to the pension funds.
Employers contribute 2% of workers wages, while employees contribute 1% of their salary.
Employers who wish to terminate the employment of a worker must provide written notice, or payment in leiu. Notice period is dependent on seniorty in the company.
>Under 6 Months: 1 week notice
>6 months to 1 year: 2 weeks notice
>Atleast 1 year: 4 weeks notice.
Agreed with the employer prior to signing the employment contract.
The severance payment is one week of regular wages per each year worked in the company.
Employees are entitled to 21 consecutive days leave (or one day for every 17 worked).
For every 6 months worked, the employee receives 30 sick days (for 5 days worked in the week) or 36 sick days (for 6 days worked in the week)
Expecting mothers are entitled to 4 months leave for the birth of their child. Pay is at discresion of the employer.
10 days paternity leave. Pay is at the discresion of the employer.
No statutory requirement.
The salaries are paid on monthly basis for work done between the first and last day of the month. Employers are required to pay the wages by the end of the month.
15% standard rate.
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