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Last update on November 13, 2019

Confused about when your children are meant to start school? Wondering when schools break for holidays? Plan your school year with this school calendar for South Africa.

Coastal provinces

Dates and days in brackets ( ) are applicable to educators

Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, Northern Cape, Western Cape

Inland provinces:

Dates and days in brackets ( ) are applicable to educators

Free State, Gauteng, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, North West

Public and school holidays

1) Source: National Education Policy Act: 2011 and 2012 school calendars for public schools, 26 March 2010 [PDF