The deadline for submissions to the South African Law Reform Commission (SALRC) on its proposal to remove Good Friday and Christmas as public holidays, has been extended from May 31, 2015 to June 30, 2015.
During a telephone conversation with the SALRC yesterday (Wedensday, May 20) they also confirmed that in addition to the substantive submissions received (which to date amount to 25), they will accept petitions regarding the issue and will record each name included on the petition. A petition to keep Christian holidays on the national calendar, can be signed at http://handsoffchristianholidays.yolasite.com/.
In Gateway News earlier this year I wrote of the SALRC’s proposal to remove the two Christian holidays as public holidays on the SA calendar on grounds of unfair discrimination towards people of other faiths, and I posted guidelines on how and where to submit written objections to the commission. Don’t miss the opportunity to make your view count! Churches, Christian ministries, businesses and individuals, may all express their views.