Public School Holidays for 2021

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The South African Government Department of Basic Education (DBE) has released the revised Public School Holidays for 2020/2021 academic sessions, newly admitted and returning students are to take note.

Revised School Calendar and Holidays - 2020/2021

See below, the South African Government DBE Public School Holidays for primary and high school students for the 2020/2021 academic year.


The academic calendar and holidays for 2020/2021 and 2019/2020 academic session as approved by the Department of Basic Education.

South African Public School Holidays for 2021:

Public and School Holidays 2021
01 JanuaryNew Year’s Day
21 MarchHuman Rights Day
22 MarchPublic holiday
02 AprilGood Friday
05 AprilFamily Day
27 AprilFreedom Day
01 MayWorkers’ Day
16 JuneYouth Day
09 AugustNational Women’s Day
24 SeptemberHeritage Day
16 DecemberDay of Reconciliation
25 DecemberChristmas Day
26 DecemberDay of Goodwill
27 DecemberPublic holiday

For information and inquiries, you can contact the Department of Basic Education by visiting the official website.

Click Here to view the 2021 South African Amended School Calendar

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Leonel Schuster

Leonel has been Teacher at Alliant International University since 2013. He began to write about admission details at Course Discovery.