The Department of Basic Education has published the updated academic calendar for schools in South Africa for 2021.
The amended calendar comes after the return of public schools was delayed by several weeks until 15 February, due to the impact of a second Covid-19 wave in the country.
The updated calendar will now see the academic year end on 15 December 2021, with a total of 192 actual school days planned (from 195 days, previously).
The new term dates are as follows:
- 15 February – 23 April;
- 3 May – 9 July;
- 26 July – 1 October;
- 11 October – 15 December.