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President Cyril Ramaphosa declares December 15 public holiday to celebrate Springbok’s victory

President Cyril Ramaphosa declares December 15, 2023, a public holiday to celebrate the Springboks victory.

The President addressed the nation on Monday evening following a demand for a public holiday to celebrate the Springboks’ win against New Zealand’s All Black.

The Springboks won the Rugby World Cup 2023 on last Saturday night for the fourth time. To mark the victory, December 15 is declared a public holiday.

“On Saturday night, South Africans watched with pride and joy as our national rugby team, the Springboks, become the world champions for the fourth time since the advent of democracy in our country,” said Ramaphosa.

“As we all watched their progress towards the championship, we marvelled at their resilience and determination to overcome some of the best teams in the rugby world. At moments when their cause seemed lost, they fought back and they emerged victorious – much to our delight. This victory rightfully calls for a moment of national recognition and celebration of our rugby players and their achievements.”

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