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South Africa School Terms and Holidays 2017

Check the South African official School Terms and Holidays in the year 2017, declared by the government of South Africa. All nine provinces have the same school calendar for 2017. Provinces: Eastern Cape, Free State, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, North West, Northern Cape and Western Cape.

South Africa School Calendar 2017
Term Duration No. of Weeks No. of Days No. of Public Holidays No. of School Days
1 (09) 11 Jan – 31 March 12 56 (60) 1+1 56 (58)
2 18 April – 30 June 11 54 3 + 1 50
3 24 Jul – 29 Sept 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 and school holidays –

South Africa Public and school holidays 2017
Month Day Week Day Holiday
January 1 Sunday New Year’s Day
March 20 Monday School holiday
March 21 Tuesday Human Rights Day
April 14 Friday Good Friday
April 17 Monday Family Day
April 27 Thursday Freedom Day
May 1 Monday Workers’ Day
June 16 Friday Youth Day
August 9 Wednesday Women’s Day
September 24 Sunday Heritage Day
September 25 Monday Heritage Day observed
December 16 Saturday Day of Reconciliation
December 25 Monday Christmas Day
December 26 Tuesday Day of Goodwill

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