South African School Terms and Public Holidays

2017 School Calendar South Africa and Public Holidays

The Department of Basic Education has published the school calendar for 2017.

All nine provinces have the same school calendar for 2017.

Term

1 – (9) 11 Jan – 31 March

2 – 18 April – 30 June

3 – 24 July – 29 September

4 – 9 Oct – 6 (8) Dec

– Dates and days in brackets ( ) are applicable to educators

Public and School Holidays 2017

1 January: New Year’s Day
20 March: School holiday
21 March: Human Rights Day
14 April: Good Friday
17 April: Family Day
27 April: Freedom Day
28 April: School holiday
1 May: Workers Day
16 June: Youth Day
9 August: National Women’s Day
24 September: Heritage Day
16 December: Day of Reconciliation
25 December: Christmas Day
26 December: Day of Goodwill

2016 School Calendar South Africa

Provinces: Eastern Cape, Free State, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, North West, Northern Cape and Western Cape. All nine provinces have the same school calendar for 2016.

Term

1 – (11) 13 Jan – 18 March

2 – 5 April – 24 June

3 – 18 Jul – 30 Sept

4 – 10 Oct – 7 (9) Dec

– Dates and days in brackets ( ) are applicable to educators

Public and school holidays 2016

1 January New Year’s Day
21 March Human Rights Day
25 March Good Friday
28 March Family Day
27 April Freedom Day
1 May Workers Day
2 May Public holiday
16 June Youth Day
17 June School holiday
8 August School holiday
9 August Women’s Day
24 September Heritage Day
16 December Day of Reconciliation
25 December Christmas Day
26 December Day of Goodwill