Family Day


Happy Family Day!

Happy what – ? Yes, today is another public holiday in South Africa – the tail end of the longest of our famous long weekends.

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There’s not much to say about Family Day, except that it exasperates business owners no end, taking, as it does, a pretty arbitrary bite out of our national GDP. Ah well, what can you do except sleep in and then go to the beach?

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  • Practical note on SA public holidays: banks and post offices are closed, as are many shops; and trains, buses and minibus taxis run limited services. Traffic will also be fairly intense today, as holidaymakers scramble back at the last possible minute for work tomorrow.