SA School Holidays and Term Dates 2017

Below are the South African school holidays, public holidays and term dates for 2017.

Term School Starts School Ends Weeks School Days
Term 1 11 January 2017 31 March 2017 12 56
Term 2 18 April 2017 – 30 June 2017 11 54
Term 3 24 July 2017 29 September 2017 10 50
Term 4 9 October 2017 6 December 2017 9 43

Public holidays in South Africa

1 January: New Year’s Day

21 March: Human Rights Day

14 April: Good Friday*

17 April: Family Day*

27 April: Freedom Day

1 May: Workers Day

16 June: Youth Day

9 August: National Women’s Day

24 September: Heritage Day

16 December: Day of Reconciliation

25 December: Christmas Day

26 December: Day of Goodwill

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