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South Africa School Holidays 2020

This page contains a calendar of all 2020 school holidays in South Africa. These dates are unlikely to be modified by the Department of Basic Education. However, please check back regularly for any updates that may occur.

Note: The Department of Basic Education published the amended school calendar for 2020 on 2 August 2020.

School HolidaysStartsFinishes
First Day of School15 Jan 2020
Term 1 Holidays19 Mar 2020
5 Jun 2020
Term 2 Holidays27 Jul 2020
21 Aug 2020
Term 3 Holidays26 Oct 2020
30 Oct 2020
Term 4 Holidays16 Dec 2020
26 Jan 2021

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