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South Africa School Holidays 2020

This page contains a calendar of all 2020 school holidays in South Africa. These dates are unlikely to be modified by the Department of Basic Education. However, please check back regularly for any updates that may occur.

CLOSURE NOTICE: President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced the closure of all schools across the country from 18 March 2020 (Wednesday) until after the Easter weekend, as part of measures to reduce the impact of the global health crisis. This closure will result in a shortening of the mid-year break. We will update the dates on this page as more information becomes available.

School HolidaysStartsFinishes
First Day of School15 Jan 2020
(Wed)
Term 1 Holidays18 Mar 2020
(Wed)
13 Apr 2020
(Mon)
Term 2 Holidays15 Jun 2020
(Mon)
6 Jul 2020
(Mon)
Term 3 Holidays21 Sep 2020
(Mon)
28 Sep 2020
(Mon)
Term 4 Holidays3 Dec 2020
(Thu)
12 Jan 2021
(Tue)

Please visit gov.za for the original release.

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