2023 – 2024 School Terms Calendar

Please see the latest details and dates for the 2023 school calendar. The Department of Basic Education published these holiday dates for the school calendar for 2023 on 18 March 2022.

School Calendar 2023 – 2024 Dates

Inland cluster: Free State, Gauteng, Limpopo, Mpumalanga and North West

111 Jan – 24 Mar (09)1153(55)1+151 (53)
212 Apr – 23 Jun11533+149
318 Jul – 29 Sept1154252
410 Oct – 13 (15) Dec1047 (49)047 (49)
Total43207 (211)6+2199 (203)

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

TermDurationNumber of weeksNumber of daysNumber of public holidaysActual number of school days
1(16) 18 Jan – 31 Mar1153(55)1+151(53)
212 Apr – 23 Jun11533+149
318 Jul – 29 Sept1154252
410 Oct – 13 (15) Dec1047 (49)047 (49)
Total43207 (211)6+2199 (203)
 

Public and School Holidays 2023

1 JanuaryNew Year’s Day
2 JanuaryPublic holiday
20 MarchSpecial school holiday
21 MarchHuman Rights Day
7 AprilGood Friday
10 AprilFamily Day
27 AprilFreedom Day
28 AprilSpecial school holiday
1 MayWorkers’ Day
16 June Youth Day
9 AugustNational Women’s Day
24 SeptemberHeritage Day
25 SeptemberPublic holiday
16 DecemberDay of Reconciliation
25 DecemberChristmas Day
26 DecemberDay of Goodwill

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