Term Dates 2017

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2017

The Department of Basic Education has published the school calendar for 2017.

All nine provinces have the same school calendar for 2017.

Term Duration Number of weeks Number of days Number of public holidays Actual number of school days
1 (0-9) 11 Jan – 31 March 12 56 (60) 1 + 1 56 (58)
2 18 April – 30 June 11 54 3 + 1 50
3 24 July – 29 September 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 2017

1 January: New Year’s Day
20 March: School holiday
21 March: Human Rights Day
14 April: Good Friday
17 April: Family Day
27 April: Freedom Day
28 April: School holiday
1 May: Workers Day
16 June: Youth Day
9 August: National Women’s Day
24 September: Heritage Day
25 September: Heritage Day observed
16 December: Day of Reconciliation
25 December: Christmas Day
26 December: Day of Goodwill