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2014 school calendar

All nine provinces have the same school calendar for 2014.

TermDurationNumber of weeksNumber of daysNumber of public holidaysActual number of school days
1(13) 15 Jan - 28 March11(55) 531(54) 52
27 April - 27 June11605 + 352
321 July - 3 Oct1155154
413 Oct - 10 (12) Dec9(45) 430(45) 43
Total 42(215) 2117 + 3(205) 201

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

Public and school holidays

1 JanuaryNew Year's Day
21 MarchHuman Rights Day
18 AprilGood Friday
21 AprilFamily Day
27 AprilFreedom Day
28 AprilPublic Holiday
29 AprilSchool Holiday
30 AprilSchool Holiday
1 MayWorkers' Day
2 MaySchool Holiday
16 JuneYouth Day
9 AugustWomen's Day
24 SeptemberHeritage Day
16 DecemberDay of Reconciliation
25 DecemberChristmas Day
26 DecemberDay of Goodwill

Source: National Education Policy Act: 2014 school calendar for public schools