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Take these 11 days off in 2018 and be out of the office for 34 days

If you are employed full time, you are typically expected to work about 21 days per month or 252 days in the year. You should have at least 15 days leave, and there are 12 public holidays.

By using your annual leave around the public holiday dates, you can extend the days you can be out of the office.

Employers should take note too. Staff would understandably want to get the most time off with their leave, and so managing employee numbers on the dates below will ensure happy staff while keeping your doors open for business.

2018 Public Holidays

Day Date Holiday
Monday 1 Jan New Year's Day
Wednesday 21 Mar Human Rights Day
Friday 30 Mar Good Friday
Monday 2 Apr Family Day
Friday 27 Apr Freedom Day
Tuesday 1 May Labour Day
Saturday 16 Jun Youth Day
Thursday 9 Aug National Women's Day
Monday 24 Sep Heritage Day
Sunday 16 Dec Day of Reconcilliation
Monday 17 Dec 16 Dec is a Sun
Tuesday 25 Dec Christmas Day
Wednesday 26 Dec Day of Goodwill

By taking a day before or after a public holiday long weekend, you can get a better break with the least use of annual leave. In December it is possible to take 5 days leave days and get 12 days off.

Apply for leave on these days

Leave days Dates requested Time off
2 19, 20 Mar 5 days
1 30 Apr 5 days
1 10 Aug 4 days
1 21 Sept 4 days
1 14 Dec 4 days
5 21,24,27,28,31 Dec 12 days
Total days taken Total days out of office
11 34 days

Hope you have a great 2018.


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