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South Africa School Terms and Holidays 2016

Check the South Africa’s official School Terms Calendar and Holidays in the year 2016, declared by the government of South Africa.

  • Check school terms and holidays in South Africa for the year 2016.
  • Also find public holidays, bank holidays, stock market holidays in South Africa.
  • Minister of Basic Education, hereby publish in terms of section 3(4)(K) of the National Education Policy Act, 1996 (Act No. 27 of 1996) the 2016 school calendar for public schools as detailed in the accompanying schedule.
  • All nine provinces have the same school calendar for 2016.
  • 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.
South Africa School Calendar 2016
Term Duration No.of weeks No.of Days No. of Public Holidays No. of school days
1 (11) 13 Jan – 18 March 10 48 (50) 0 48 (50)
2 5 April – 24 June 12 59 3 + 1 55
3 18 Jul – 30 Sept 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 and school holidays –

South Africa Public and school holidays 2016
Month Day Week Day Holiday
January 1 Friday New Year’s Day
March 21 Monday Human Rights Day
March 25 Friday Good Friday
March 28 Monday Family Day
April 27 Wednesday Freedom Day
May 1 Sunday Workers’ Day
May 2 Monday Public holiday
June 16 Thursday Youth Day
June 17 Friday School holiday
August 8 Monday School holiday
August 9 Tuesday Women’s Day
September 24 Saturday Heritage Day
December 16 Friday Day of Reconciliation
December 25 Sunday Christmas Day
December 26 Monday Day of Goodwill

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