South Africa School Holidays 2020 Calendar

South Africa School Holidays 2020 Calendar

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This page contains South Africa School Holidays 2020 Calendar. Although these dates are unlikely to be changed by Department of Basic Education, please always check regularly for any future updates that may take place.

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This calendar of all 2020 school holidays in South Africa is very important so that you can book your holidays.

Please note that all the information on this page is found directly from the Department of Education official website, cannot be held responsible for any errors or inaccuracies. Before you book your holiday, please consult with your school.

The 2020 school calendar:

  • Wednesday 1 January: New Year’s Day
  • Monday 13 January: Teachers back at school
  • Wednesday 15 January: Schools open for Term 1
  • Friday 20 March: Schools close
  • Saturday 21 March: Human Rights Day

Human Rights Day will be celebrated on Saturday after schools break for the autumn holiday. It is a public holiday and some businesses may choose to follow Saturday opening hours.

  • Tuesday 31 March: Schools open for Term 2
  • Friday 10 April to Monday 13 April: Easter weekend

From the 10th (Good Friday) to 13th (Family Day) April 2020 is Easter weekend.

  • Monday 27 April and Friday 1 May: Freedom Day and Worker’s Day
  • Friday 12 June: Schools close
  • Tuesday 16 June: Youth Day
  • Tuesday 7 July: Schools open for Term 3
  • Sunday 9 August: Women’s Day; Monday 10 August is a public holiday
  • Friday 18 September: Schools close
  • Thursday 24 September: Heritage Day
  • Tuesday 29 September: Schools open for Term 4
  • Wednesday 2 December: School’s out!
  • Friday 4 December: Teachers are released…
  • Wednesday 16 December: Day of Reconciliation

In December 2020, schools close early. So meaning there’s plenty of time for school kids to visit their grand parents and other relatives.

  • Friday 25 December: Christmas Day
  • Saturday 26 December: Day of Goodwill

Most South Africans will be already on leave on 2020 Christmas.

South Africa School Holidays 2020

December holiday 2019/2020:

Schools close on 4 December 2019 and only open again Wednesday 15 January 2020. Teachers start to work on Monday 13 January 2020.

March 2020 holiday:

Schools close Friday 20 March and reopen Tuesday 31 March 2020.

June/July 2020 holiday:

Schools close Friday 12 June and reopen Tuesday 7 July 2020.

September 2020 holiday:

Schools close Friday 18 September and reopen Tuesday 29 September 2020.

December 2020/2021 holiday:

Schools on Wednesday 2 December; last day for teachers is Friday 4 December 2020.

School Terms 2020

School Holidays 2020 Starts Finishes
First Day of School 15-Jan-20
Term 1 Holidays 23-Mar-20 30-Mar-20
(Monday) (Monday)
Term 2 Holidays 15-Jun-20 06-Jul-20
(Monday) (Monday)
Term 3 Holidays 21-Sep-20 28-Sep-20
(Monday) (Monday)
Term 4 Holidays 03-Dec-20 12-Jan-21
(Thursday) (Tuesday)

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