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

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

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 Namibia 2021
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2021 Government School Holidays, countrywide
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.

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School/public holidays in Botswana 2020/21
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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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