The Department of Basic Education has published the draft school calendar for 2019. Comments are invited before 4 April 2017.

Proposed school calendar for inland cluster: Gauteng, Free State, Limpopo, Mpumalanga and North West provinces

Term Duration Number of weeks Number of days Number of public holidays Actual number of school days
1 (07) 09 Jan – 20 March 11 51 (53) 0 51 (53)
2 09 Apr – 21 Jun 11 54 4 + 0 50
3 16 Jul – 27 Sep 11 54 2 + 1 51
4 07 Oct – 11 (13) Dec 10 48 (50) 0 48 (50)
Total 43 207 (211) 6 + 1 200 (204)

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

Proposed school calendar for coastal cluster: Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, Northern Cape and Western Cape provinces

Term Duration Number of weeks Number of days Number of public holidays Actual number of school days
1 (14) 16 Jan – 29 Mar 11 53 (55) 1 + 1 51 (53)
2 09 Apr – 21 Jun 11 54 4 + 0 50
3 16 Jul – 27 Sep 11 54 2 + 1 51
4 07 Oct – 11 (13) Dec 10 48 (50) 0 48 (50)
Total 43 209 (213) 7 + 2 200 (204)