Today is Secretaries Day in South Africa — don’t forget to celebrate it with your fellow administrative professionals!

What is Secretaries Day?

Secretaries Day (also known as Administrative Professionals’ Day) is an unofficial holiday that aims to recognise the work of all secretaries, admin assistants, receptionists, and other administrative support professionals. This day was established in 1952 through the work of Harry F. Klemfuss, who wanted to highlight the value and importance of the secretarial role within a company.

Happy Secretary's Day

Many people still have the notion in their heads that, as a secretary, you are just required to answer the telephone, take down a few notes, and make tea when asked.  This description is very outdated! There are many reasons why today’s secretaries are much more than just secretaries.

So how do you celebrate Secretaries Day?

Some managers show their appreciation by:

  • Buying flowers, cards, or gift vouchers
  • Buying lunch
  • Providing a basket of treats


How is Secretaries Day celebrated in your workplace?

Let us know in the comments section below!

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