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DEPARTMENT OF BASIC EDUCATION

NATIONAL EDUCATION POLICY ACT, 1996 (ACT NO. 27 1996)

2016 SCHOOL CALENDAR FOR PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Mrs Angie Motshekga, MP Minister of Basic Education

I, Angelina Matsie Motshekga, Minister of Basic Education, acting in terms of section 3(4)(k) of the National Education Policy Act, (Act No. 27 of 1996), and after consultation with the Council of Education Ministers, hereby publish the 2016 School Calendar for public schools as detailed in the accompanying schedule.

2016 school calendar for ordinary public schools in South Africa

January 2016

February 2016

March 2016

SM T WT F S

S M T WT F S

S M T WT F S

12

123456

12345

34 5 6 7 8 9

7 8 9 10 11 12 13

6 7 8 9 10 11 12

10 11 12 13 14 15 16

14 15 16 17 18 19 20

13 14 15 16 17 18 19

17 18 19 20 21 22 23

21 22 23 24 25 26 27

20 21 22 23 24 25 26

24 25 26 27 28 29 30

28 29

27 28 29 30 31

31

April 2016 SM T WT F S

12 34 5 6 7 8 9

May 2016 S M T WT F S 1234567 8 9 10 11 12 13 14

June 2016 S M T WT F S

1234 6 7 8 9 10 11

10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30

15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31

12 13 14 15 16 17 18 5 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30

July 2016 SM T WT F S

12 34 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31

October 2016 SM T WT F S

1 23 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31

August 2016 S M T WT F S

123456 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31

November 2016 S M T WT F S

12345 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30

September 2016 S M T WT F S

123 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30

December 2016 S M T WT F S

123 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31

Provinces: Eastern Cape, Free State, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, North West, Northern Cape and Western Cape

Term

Duration

No. of weeks No. of days

No. of public holidays

Actual no. of school days

1

(11) 13 January-18

10

March

48 (50)

0

48 (50)

2

05 April ? 24 June

12

59

3+1

55

3

18 July ? 30 September 11

55

1+1

53

4

10 October ? 07 (09)

09

December

43 (45)

0

43 (45)

TOTAL

42

205 (209)

4+2

199 (203)

Public and School Holidays 2016

01 January

New Year's Day

21 March

Human Rights Day

25 March

Good Friday

28 March

Family Day

27 April

Freedom Day

01 May

Workers' Day

02 May

Public Holiday

16 June

Youth Day

17 June

School Holiday

08 August

School Holiday

09 August

National Women's Day

24 September

Heritage Day

16 December

Day of Reconciliation

25 December

Christmas Day

26 December

Day of Goodwill

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