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All school terms, all the holidays for 2020!

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Try our 2020 school planner that you can download and use to record all your school's events for the year. It is very easy to use. It is pre-populated with the school terms and public holidays. And it's free!

Die jaarbeplanner is ook in Afrikaans beskikbaar.

school planner

The information contained on this page is obtained directly from the website of the Department of Education. We cannot be held responsible for any inaccuracies or errors, so please consult your school before booking your holiday!

Important Notice - National State of Disaster

As announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa on 15 March:

(*) Schools will be closed from Wednesday, 18 March, and will remain closed until after the Easter Weekend.

To compensate, the mid-year school holidays will be shortened by a week. (https://www.gov.za/speeches/statement-president-cyril-ramaphosa-measures-combat-covid-19-epidemic-15-mar-2020-0000) The new dates have not yet been made known.


2020 School terms

 
Term Dates No. of
weeks
No. of
days
No. of
Public Holidays
Actual No. of
school days
1 15 Jan - 17 Mar (*) 10 48 0 48
2 31 Mar - 12 Jun 11 54 4 50
3 7 Jul - 18 Sep 11 54 1 53
4 29 Sep - 2 Dec 10 47 0 47
Total: 42 203 5 198

 

2020 School Calendar and Public Holidays

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2020   Holiday
1 January - New Year's Day
21 March - Human Rights Day
10 April - Good Friday
13 April - Family Day
27 April - Freedom Day
1 May - Workers' Day
16 June - Youth Day
9 August - National Women's Day
10 August - Public Holiday
24 September - Heritage Day
16 December - Day of Reconciliation
25 December - Christmas Day
26 December - Day of Goodwill