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Calendar Dates
Term Dates 2014/2015
Term Dates 2012/2013

2014

All nine provinces have the same school calendar for 2014.

Term Duration Number of weeks Number of days Number of public holidays Actual number of school days
1 (13) 15 Jan - 28 March 11 (55) 53 1 (54) 52
2 7 April - 27 June 11 60 5 + 3 52
3 21 July - 3 Oct 11 55 1 54
4 13 Oct - 10 (12) Dec 9 (45) 43 0 (45) 43
Total 42 (215) 211 7 + 3) (205) 201

- Dates and days in brackets ( ) are applicable to educators

Public and school holidays

1 January New Year's Day
21 March Human Rights Day
18 April Good Friday
21 April Family Day
27 April Freedom Day
28 April School holiday
29 April School holiday
30 April School holiday
1 May Workers Day
2 May School holiday
16 June Youth Day
9 August Women's Day
24 September Heritage Day
16 December Day of Reconciliation
25 December Christmas Day
26 December Day of Goodwill

2015

Coastal provinces: Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, Northern Cape, Western Cape

Term Duration Number of weeks Number of days Number of public holidays Actual number of school days
1 (19) 21 Jan - 1 Apr 11 (53) 51 0 (53) 5312
2 13 Apr - 26 Jun 11 55 3 + 1 51
3 20 Jul - 2 Oct 11 55 2 + 1 52
4 12 Oct - (11) 9 Dec 9 (45) 43 0 (41) 43
  Total 42 (208) 204 5 + 2 (201) 197
- Dates and days in brackets ( ) are applicable to educators

Inland provinces: Free State, Gauteng, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, North West

Term Duration Number of weeks Number of days Number of public holidays Actual number of school days
1 (12) 14 Jan - 25 Mar 11 (53) 51 0 (53) 51
2 13 Apr - 26 Jun 11 55 3 + 1 51
3 20 Jul - 2 Oct 11 55 2 + 1 52
4 12 Oct - (11) 9 Dec 9 (45) 43 0 (45) 43
  Total 42 (208) 204 5 + 2 (201) 197
- Dates and days in brackets ( ) are applicable to educators

Note: Schools in the coastal provinces will open a week earlier than the inland provinces in January.

Public and school holidays

1 January New Year's Day
21 March Human Rights Day
3 April Good Friday
6 April Family Day
27 April Freedom Day
1 May Workers Day
15 June School holiday
16 June Youth Day
9 August Women's Day
10 August Public holiday
24 September Heritage Day
25 September School holiday
16 December Day of Reconciliation
25 December Christmas Day
26 December Day of Goodwill