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|
|January||1||Friday||New Year’s Day|
|March||21||Monday||Human Rights Day|
|December||16||Friday||Day of Reconciliation|
|December||26||Monday||Day of Goodwill|