2013 school calendar

Inland provinces: Free State, Gauteng, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, North West

TermDurationNumber of weeksNumber of daysNumber of public holidaysActual number of school days
1(7) 9 Jan - 20 Mar11(53) 510(53) 51
29 Apr - 21 Jun1154252
315 Jul - 20 Sept1050149
41 Oct - 4 (6) Dec10(49) 470(49) 47
 Total42(206) 2023(203) 199

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

Coastal provinces: Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, Northern Cape, Western Cape

TermDurationNumber of weeksNumber of daysNumber of public holidaysActual number of school days
1(14) 16 Jan - 28 March11(53) 511 + 1(52) 50
28 April - 21 June1155253
315 Jul - 20 Sept1050149
41 Oct - 4 (6) Dec10(49) 470(49) 47
 Total42(208) 2044 + 1(203) 199

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

Public and school holidays

1 JanuaryNew Year's Day
21 MarchHuman Rights Day
22 MarchSchool holiday (coastal)
29 MarchGood Friday
1 AprilFamily Day
27 AprilFreedom Day
1 MayWorkers Day
16 JuneYouth Day
17 JunePublic holiday
9 AugustWomen’s Day
24 SeptemberHeritage Day
16 DecemberDay of Reconciliation
25 DecemberChristmas Day
26 DecemberDay of Goodwill

1) Source:
Department of Basic Education [PDF]