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2022 South African School Calendar

by Staff Reporter

It’s time to plan for the year ahead! Are you getting ready for school in 2022? You’re in luck! We have the latest 2022 South African school calendar to help you plan for the year ahead and a list of the best online high schools in South Africa.

According to the 2022 South African school calendar, the starting date for the school year is set for Wednesday, 12 January and ends Wednesday, 14 December.

We have listed the scheduled dates for the 2022 South African School calendar for public schools and the independent exam board (IEB) to ensure ample time to prepare. 

2022 Public School Calendar

Inland Cluster: Free State, Gauteng, Limpopo, Mpumalanga and North West Provinces

Below are the public school calendar dates for the following provinces in the Inland Cluster:

  • Free State
  • Gauteng
  • Limpopo
  • Mpumalanga
  • North West
Public holiday: New Year’s Day Saturday, 01 January 2022
Teachers are back at school Monday, 10 January
Term 1
Schools open Wednesday, 12 January 2022
Schools close Thursday, 17 March 2022
Public holiday: Human Rights Day Monday, 21 March 2022
Term 2
Schools open Tuesday, 05 April 2022
Public holiday: Good Friday Friday, 15 April 2022
Public holiday: Family Day Monday, 18 April 2022
Public holiday: Freedom Day Sunday, 01 May 2022
Public holiday Monday, 02 May 2022
Public holiday: Youth Day Thursday, 16 June 2022
Special School Holiday Friday, 17 June 2022
Schools close for Term 2 Friday, 24 June 2022
Term 3
Schools open Tuesday, 19 July 2022
Special School Holiday Monday, 08 August 2022
Public Holiday: National Women’s Day Tuesday, 09 August 2022
Heritage Day Saturday, 24 September 2022
Schools close Friday, 30 September 2022
Term 4
Schools open Tuesday, 11 October 2022
Schools close Wednesday, 14 December 2022
Public Holiday: Day of Reconciliation Friday, 16 December 2022
Public Holiday: Christmas Day Sunday, 25 December 2022
Public Holiday: Day of Goodwill Monday, 26 December 2022

Coastal Cluster: Eastern Cape, Kwazulu-Natal, Northern Cape and Western Cape Provinces

Below are the public school calendar dates for the following provinces in the Coastal Cluster:

  • Eastern Cape
  • KwaZulu-Natal
  • Northern Cape
  • Western Cape
Public holiday: New Year’s Day Saturday, 01 January 2022
Teachers are back at school Monday, 10 January
Term 1
Schools open Wednesday, 19 January 2022
Schools close Friday, 25 March 2022
Public holiday: Human Rights Day Monday, 21 March 2022
Term 2
Schools open Tuesday, 05 April 2022
Public holiday: Good Friday Friday, 15 April 2022
Public holiday: Family Day Monday, 18 April 2022
Public holiday: Freedom Day Wednesday, 27 April 2022
Public holiday: Workers’ Day Sunday, 01 May 2022
Public holiday Monday, 02 May 2022
Public holiday: Youth Day Thursday, 16 June 2022
Special School Holiday Friday, 17 June 2022
Schools close Friday, 24 June 2022
Term 3
Schools open Tuesday, 19 July 2022
Special School Holiday Monday, 08 August 2022
Public Holiday: National Women’s Day Tuesday, 09 August 2022
Public holiday: Heritage Day Saturday, 24 September 2022
Schools close Friday, 30 September 2022
Term 4
Schools open Tuesday, 11 October 2022
Schools close Wednesday, 14 December 2022
Public Holiday: Day of Reconciliation Friday, 16 December 2022
Public Holiday: Christmas Day Sunday, 25 December 2022
Public Holiday: Day of Goodwill Monday, 26 December 2022
2022 School Calendar

2022 IEB School Calendar

The independent exam board (IEB) has two calendars:

Here are the important dates to know about each of them.

3-Term Calendar

Term 1  
OpensWednesday, 12 January 2022 
ClosesWednesday, 13 April 2022 
Half Term: closing open and days  
ClosesThursday, 24 February 2022 at 12h00 
OpensTuesday, 01 March 2022 
Public Holiday: Human Rights DayMonday, 21 March 2022 
Term 2  
OpensWednesday, 04 May 2022 
ClosesFriday, 05 August 2022 
Half Term  
ClosesFriday, 24 June 2022 (standard time) 
OpensMonday, 04 July 2022 
Public holidays  
Youth DayThursday, 16 June 2022 
Special School HolidayFriday, 17 June 
Term 3  
OpensTuesday, 06 September 2022 
ClosesWednesday, 07 December 2022 
Half Term  
ClosesThursday, 20 October 2022 at 12h00 
OpensTuesday, 25 October 2022 

4-Term Calendar

Term 1  
OpensWednesday, 12 January 2022 
ClosesFriday, 18 March 2022 
Term 2  
OpensTuesday, 05 April 2022 
ClosesFriday, 24 June 2022 
Half Term:  closing and open days   
ClosesTuesday, 26 April 2022 (standard time) 
OpensTuesday, 03 May 2022 
Public Holidays  
Good FridayFriday, 15 April 2022 
Family DayMonday, 18 April 2022 
Youth DayThursday, 16 June 2022 
Term 3  
OpensTuesday, 19 July 2022 
ClosesFriday, 23 September 2022 
Public Holidays  
Special School HolidayMonday, 08 August 2022 
Women’s DayTuesday, 09 August 2022 
Term 4  
OpensTuesday, 11 October 2022 
ClosesWednesday, 07 December 2022 

We know the beginning of a new school year can be nerve-racking, but remember, it’s also a chance to make a fresh start and choose a career path. When you’re in High School, you make subject choices that will lay the foundation for the future of your career. If you haven’t decided yet which career path you’d like to take, or you’re just unsure about all the available options out there, have you tried taking an aptitude test? 

While you’re thinking about that, you can also consider going to an online High School to provide you with even more choices!

Using the 2022 South African School Calendar you can make preparing for next year exciting!

You’ll be able to manage your time productively and be well prepared for the upcoming start of each term and for the year’s exam periods. 

If you are a learner looking to earn some extra cash and build foundation skills for your future, why not try a holiday job while you wait for the year to begin! 

If you are planning on applying for university next year, and you need funding – Check out the Fundi Funding options!

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