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South Africa’s new school calendars

November 29, 2021

Original Article:

The Department of Basic Education has gazetted the proposed school calendar for the 2023 academic year for comment and confirmed the school calendar for the 2022 school year.

After two years of Covid-19 lockdowns which significantly impacted teaching time, both the 2022 and the 2023 calendar will see a return to some normality with the return of ‘staggered’ open dates for both inland and coastal provinces.

This staggered date has historically accommodated people who were travelling from holidays – another part of South African life that has been significantly disrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic.

The rest of 2021

Schools re-opened for the third term of 2021 on Monday, 26 July.

Term 3: Runs from 26 July to 1 October 2021
Term 4: Runs from 11 October to 15 December 2021
In 2022, inland schools will open from 12 January, while coastal schools are set to open from 19 January. The closing date for both inland and coastal schools is 14 December.

This equates to 199 actual school days for students.

Full images of academic calendars can be found in the original article.

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