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School Terms & Public Holidays 2018/19 - South Africa
Source: Department of Basic Education [PDF]

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

All nine provinces have the same school calendar for 2017.

Balance Term

4 - 9 Oct - 6 (8) Dec

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

Balance Public Holidays 2017

16 December: Day of Reconciliation
25 December: Christmas Day
26 December: Day of Goodwill

Source: National Education Policy Act: 2017 school calendar for public schools [PDF]

2018 Term - All nine provinces have the same school calendar for 2018.

1 - (15) 17 Jan - 28 March

2 - 10 April - 22 June

3 - 17 July - 28 September

4 - 9 Oct - 12 (14) Dec

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

Public Holidays 2018

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

Source: National Education Policy Act: 2018 school calendar for public schools [PDF]

2019 Term
The Department of Basic Education has published the draft school calendar for 2019.

1 - (7) 9 Jan - 20 March - Proposed school calendar for inland cluster: Gauteng, Free State, Limpopo, Mpumalanga and North West provinces
1 - (14) 16 Jan - 29 Mar - Proposed school calendar for coastal cluster: Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, Northern Cape and Western Cape provinces

2 - 09 Apr - 21 Jun

3 - 16 Jul - 27 Sep

4 - 07 Oct - 11 (13) Dec

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

Public Holidays 2019

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

Source: National Education Policy Act: 2019 school calendar for public schools: Comments invited [PDF]