Eastern Cape, Free State, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, North West, Northern Cape and  Western Cape. All nine provinces have the same school calendar for 2018.
Term Duration No. of Weeks No. of Days No. of Pub. Hols Actual School Days
1 (15) 17 Jan – 28 Mar 11 (53) 51 1 (52) 50
2 10 Apr – 22 Jun 11 54 2+1 51
3 17 Jul – 28 Sep 11 54 2+1 51
4 9 Oct – 12 (14) Dec 10 (49) 47) 0 (49) 47
Total 43 (210) 206 5+2 (203) 199

Dates and days in brackets ( ) are applicable to educators

Public Holidays 2018

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

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2019 South African Government School Terms