The school calendar for 2016 is as follows:

2016 School Calendar:
TermAll Provinces
OpensCloses
First 11 January 1
13 January 2
18 March
Second 05 April 24 June
Third 18 July 30 September
Fourth 10 October 07 December 2
09 December 1
1 for Educators
2 for Learners

2016 Public Holidays:
DateTitle
 01 January 2016       New Year’s Day    
 21 March 2016   Human Rights Day 
 25 March 2016   Good Friday 
 28 March 2016   Family Day 
 27 April 2016   Freedom Day 
 01 May 2016   Workers' Day 
 02 May 2016   Public holiday 
 16 June 2016   Youth Day 
 17 June 2016   School holiday 
 08 August 2016   School holiday 
 09 August 2016   National Women’s Day 
 24 September 2016   Heritage Day 
 16 December 2016   Day of Reconciliation 
 25 December 2016   Christmas Day 
 26 December 2016   Day of Goodwill 

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