SOUTH AFRICAN GOVERNMENT SCHOOL TERMS 2017 - 2018

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South African Government Schools Terms / Holidays Calendars for 2017 - 2018

South African Public Holidays
Southern African Public Holidays

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

2018 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 2018.
Term Duration No. of Weeks No. of Days No. of Pub. Hols Actual School Days
1 (15) 17 Jan - 28 Mar 11 (53) 51 1 (52) 50
2 10 Apr - 22 Jun 11 54 2+1 51
3 17 Jul - 28 Sep 11 54 2+1 51
4 9 Oct - 12 (14) Dec 10 (49) 47 0 (49) 47
Total   43 (210) 206 5+2 (203) 199

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
24 September - Heritage Day
16 December - Day of Reconciliation
17 December - Public holiday
25 December - Christmas Day
26 December - Day of Goodwill

Click here to view the official Government site for school holidays / terms in 2017 - 2018.

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