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The Ministry of Basic Education has published the 2022 school calendar.

According to the calendar, the start date of the 2022 school year is set for Wednesday January 12 and ends on Wednesday December 14.

The details were published in the official government gazette on Friday, May 28, 2021, signed by Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga.

Below, we’ve included the dates of the school terms as well as all vacations in one handy print so you can get a head start on planning your next family vacation.

Keep in mind that these are the public school term dates, as private schools set their own term dates and differ significantly.

Just click and save this school vacation calendar to your mobile phone, or download and print it.


SA school holidays 2022:

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South African school calendar 2022

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The 2022 school calendar:

Saturday January 1st: New Years Day

Monday 10 January: Teachers back to school

Term 1

wednesday 12 January: Schools open for term 1

Thursday March 17th: Schools are closing

Monday March 21: Human rights day

Term 2

Tuesday, April 5: Schools open for term 2

From Friday April 15 to Monday April 18: Easter week end

Wednesday April 27: Freedom day

Sunday May 1: Workers day

Thursday June 16: Youth day

Friday 17th June: Special school holidays

Friday 24 June: Schools are closing

Term 3

Tuesday July 19: Schools open for term 3

Monday August 8: Special school holidays

Tuesday August 9: Women’s day

Saturday September 24: Heritage Day

Friday September 30: Schools are closing

Term 4

Tu esday October 11: Schools open for term 4

Wednesday December 14: School is over !

Friday December 16: Reconciliation day

Sunday December 25: the day of Christmas

Monday December 26: Goodwill day

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The 2022 school holidays in brief:

January 2022 holiday:

Schools open on Wednesday January 12, 2022. Teachers start on Monday January 10.

March / April 2022 holiday:

Schools close Thursday March 17th and reopen Tuesday April 5th.

June / July holiday 2022:

Schools close on Friday June 24 and reopen on Tuesday July 19.

October 2022 holiday:

Schools close on Friday September 30 and reopen on Tuesday October 11.

December 2022 holiday:

Schools close on Wednesday 12 December.

Source: Green Gazette

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