School/public holidays in South Africa, Namibia & Botswana 2021/22

School/public holidays in South Africa 2021/22
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2021 School Holidays (for all 9 Provinces)

update (25 July 2021): Schools in South Africa will reopen on 26 July 2021. School holidays will be from 02 October 2021 until 10 October 2021 and from 15 December 2021 until 11/18 January 2022 (inland provinces/coastal provinces).

update (29 June 2021): Schools in South Africa will now reopen on 19 July 2021. Schools will shut their doors from Wednesday, 30 June 2021 and no longer 2 July 2021.

update (09 Februar 2021): South Africa`s Department of Basic Education has published the updated academic calendar for schools in South Africa for 2021.

  • 24 (26) April 2021 - 02 May 2021
  • 10 (12) July 2021 - 25 July 2021
  • 02 (04) October 2021 - 10 October 2021
  • 16 December 2021 -

update (15 Janaury 2021): South Africa's Deputy Basic Education minister Reginah Mhaule announced today that both public and private schools will delay their opening dates by two weeks due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The new opening date is 15 February 2021.

  • 02 December 2020 - 27 January 2021
  • 01 April 2021 - 12 April 2021
  • 28 June 2021 - 12 July 2021
  • 24 September 2021 - 04 October 2021
  • 09 December 2021 -

Public Holidays 2021**

  • 01 January 2021 - New Year’s Day
  • 21 March 2021 - Human Rights Day
  • 22 March 2021 - Public Holiday
  • 02 April 2021 - Good Friday
  • 05 April 2021 - Family Day
  • 27 April 2021 - Freedom Day
  • 01 May 2021 - Workers’ Day
  • 16 June 2021 - Youth Day
  • 09 August 2021 - National Women’s Day
  • 24 September 2021 - Heritage Day
  • 16 December 2021 - Day of Reconciliation
  • 25 December 2021 - Christmas Day
  • 26 December 2021 - Day of Goodwill
  • 27 December 2021 - Public holiday

** Whenever any public holiday falls on a Sunday, the Monday following on it shall be a public holiday.

School/public holidays in South Africa 2022
(Free State, Gauteng, Limpopo, Mpumalanga and North West Provinces)

  • 16 December 2021 - (09) 11 January 2022
  • 18 March 2022 - 04 April 2022
  • 25 June 2022 - 18 July 2022
  • 01 October 2022 - 10 October 2022
  • (15) 16 December 2022 -

School/public holidays in South Africa 2022
(Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, Northern Cape and Western Cape Provinces)

  • 16 December 2021 - (16) 18 January 2022
  • 26 March 2022 - 04 April 2022
  • 25 June 2022 - 18 July 2022
  • 01 October 2022 - 10 October 2022
  • 15 (16) December 2022 -

Public and School Holidays 2022

  • 01 January 2022 - New Year's Day
  • 21 March 2022 - Human Rights Day
  • 15 April 2022 - Good Friday
  • 18 April 2022 - Family Day
  • 27 April 2022 - Freedom Day
  • 01 May 2022 - Workers' Day
  • 02 May 2022 - Public Holiday
  • 16 June 2022 - Youth Day
  • 17 June 2022 - Special School Holiday
  • 08 August 2022 - Special School Holidaay
  • 09 August 2022 - National Wpmen's Day
  • 24 September 2022 - Heritage Day
  • 16 December 2022 - Day of Reconciliation
  • 25 December 2022 - Christmas Day
  • 26 December 2022 - Day of Goodwill

School/public holidays in Namibia 2021/22
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2021 Government School Holidays, countrywide

update (03 August 2021): All schools in Namibia are to resume face-to-face teaching and learning on 04 August 2021, with strengthened Infection Prevention and Control measures in place.

Namibia: Pre-primary to grade 9 learners will only resume face-to-face learning on 4 August 2021. Grades 10, 11 and Advanced Subsidiary (AS) learners already returned to school on 19 July 2021 for face-to-face teaching and learning.

Namibia amended school calendar 2021 - UPDATE

  • 02 May 2021 - 25 May 2021
  • 26 June 2021 - 25 July 2021
  • 25 August 2021 - 30 August 2021 (mid-term break)
  • 04 October 2021 - 05 October 2021 (mid-term break)
  • 10 December 2021 -

    update (05 January 2021): Namibia's Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture has postponed the reopening date for the resumption of schools for the 2021 school year. The proposed reopening date is 26 January 2021.
  • 05 December 2020 - 10 January 2021
  • 24 April 2021 - 25 May 2021
  • 14 August 2021 - 31 August 2021
  • 04 December 2021 -

Public Holidays 2021**

  • 01 January 2021 - New Year's Day
  • 21 March 2021 - Independence Day
  • 22 March 2021 - Independence Day Holiday
  • 02 April 2021 - Good Friday
  • 05 April 2021 - Easter Monday
  • 01 May 2021 - Worker´s Day
  • 04 May 2021 - Cassinga Day
  • 13 May 2021 - Ascension Day
  • 25 May 2021 - Africa Day
  • 26 August 2021 - Heroes´ Day
  • 10 December 2021 - Human Rights Day/Namibian Women's Day
  • 25 December 2021 - Christmas Day
  • 26 December 2021 - Family Day
  • 27 December 2021 - Family Day Holiday

** Whenever any public holiday falls on a Sunday, the Monday following on it shall be a public holiday.

2022 Government School Holidays, countrywide

  • 10 December 2021 - 09 January 2022
  • 03 May 2022 - 06 May 2022 (midterm break)
  • 11 June 2022 - 25 July 2022
  • 26 September 2022 - 30 September 2022 (midterm break)
  • 16 December 2022 - 17 January 2023 (provisional)
  • 21 March 2022 - Independence Day Observed (public holiday)
  • 15 April 2022 - Good Friday (public holiday)
  • 18 April 2022 - Easter Monday (public holiday)
  • 25 May 2022 - Africa Day (public holiday)
  • 26 May 2022 - Ascension Day (public holiday)
  • 27 May 2022 - School holiday
  • 26 August 2022 - Hero's Day (public holiday)
  • 05 October 2022 - International Teacher's Day (school holiday)
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School/public holidays in Botswana 2020/21
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update (17 August 2021): Third term school reopening arrangements for public and private schools in Botswana.
Phase I - Schools will open on Tuesday 31st August 2021 for completing classes:
Primary - Standard 7 learners
Junior Secondary - Form 3 learners
Senior Secondary - Form 5 and 6 learners.
Phase II - The following learners will return to school on Tuesday 7th September 2021:
All remaining classes inclusive of pre-primary, primary, and secondary
Learners with profound and multiple disabilities.

School Holidays 2021

  • 05 December 2020 - 11 January 2021
  • 24 April 2021 - 10 May 2021
  • 07 August 2021 - 23 August 2021
  • 27 November 2021 - 10 Januar 2022

Public Holidays 2021**

  • 01 January 2021 - New Year's Day
  • 02 January 2021 - New Year Holiday
  • 02 April 2021 - Good Friday
  • 03 April 2021 - Easter Saturday
  • 05 April 2021 - Easter Monday
  • 01 May 2021 - Labour Day
  • 13 May 2021 - Ascension Day
  • 01 July 2021 - Sir Seretse Khama Day
  • 19 July 2021 - President's Day
  • 20 July 2021 - President's Day Holiday
  • 30 September 2021 - Botswana Day
  • 01 October 2021 - Botswana Day Holiday
  • 25 December 2021 - Christmas Day
  • 26 December 2021 - Boxing Day

** Whenever any public holiday falls on a Sunday, the Monday following on it shall be a public holiday. If 2nd January, 1st October or Boxing Day falls on a Monday, the following Tuesday shall be observed as a public holiday. When Botswana Day falls on a Saturday, the next following Monday shall be observed as a public holiday.


 

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