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

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