SOUTH AFRICAN GOVERNMENT SCHOOL TERMS 2016 - 2017

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South African Government Schools Terms / Holidays Calendars for 2016 - 2017

South African Public Holidays
Southern African Public Holidays

2016 South African Government School Terms

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 Duration No. of Weeks No. of Days No. of Pub. Hols Actual School Days
1 (11) 13 Jan - 18 Mar 10 (48) 50 0 (48) 50
2 5 Apr - 24 Jun 12 59 3+1 55
3 18 Jul - 30 Sep 11 55 1+1 53
4 10 Oct - 7 (9) Dec 9 (43) 45 0 (43) 45
Total   42 (205) 209 4+2 199 (203)

Dates and days in brackets ( ) are applicable to educators

Public Holidays 2016

1 January 2016 - New Year’s Day
21 March 2016 - Human Rights Day
25 March 2016 - Good Friday
28 March 2016 - Family Day
27 April 2016 - Freedom Day
1 May 2016 - Workers’ Day
2 May 2016 - School holiday
16 June 2016 - Youth Day
9 August 2016 - National Women’s Day
24 September 2016 - Heritage Day
16 December 2016 - Day of Reconciliation
25 December 2016 - Christmas Day
26 December 2016 - Day of Goodwill
27 December 2016 - Public Holiday

2017 South African Government School Terms

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 2017.
Term Duration No. of Weeks No. of Days No. of Pub. Hols Actual School Days
1 (0-9) 11 Jan - 31 Mar 12 (56) 60 1+1 56 (58)
2 18 Apr - 30 Jun 11 54 3+1 50
3 24 Jul - 29 Sep 10 50 2 48
4 9 Oct - 6 (8) Dec 9 (43) 45 0 (43) 45
Total   43 (205) 209 6+2 197 (201)

Dates and days in brackets ( ) are applicable to educators

Public Holidays 2017

1 January 2017 - New Year’s Day
20 March 2017 - School holiday
21 March 2017 - Human Rights Day
14 April 2017 - Good Friday
17 April 2017 - Family Day
27 April 2017 - Freedom Day
28 April 2017 - School holiday
1 May 2017 - Workers’ Day
16 June 2017 - Youth Day
9 August 2017 - National Women’s Day
24 September 2017 - Heritage Day
16 December 2017 - Day of Reconciliation
25 December 2017 - Christmas Day
26 December 2017 - Day of Goodwill

Click here to view the official Government site for school holidays / terms in 2016 - 2017.

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