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Revised 2020 school calendar announced


Revised 2020 school calendar announced

The department of Basic Education today has released the revised school calendar for South African schools.

This new calendar came after the Cabinet decided that schools should go on a break for four weeks and reopen on 24 August 2020.

The Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga agreed with the school break.


This is the second time this year that the school calendar had to be revised in order to accommodate the changes that have been brought by the impact of the coronavirus.

In the revised calendar, schools will resume on 24 August 2020.

The are 163 actual school days for teachers and 156 for learners.

The school year will be completed on 15 December 2020 for Grade R-11 and that it is not carried over to the first quarter of 2021.

A break in school will be needed to separate the third and fourth terms. As a result there will be a one week break in October from 26 to 30.

The teaching, learning and assessment for 2020 academic year must be concluded by 15 December 2020 for Grade R-11.

The 2020 Grade 12 examinations will be completed by 15 December and the marking be concluded on 22 January with results released on 23 February 2021.

The new school year will begin on January 25, 2021 for teachers and learners will resume a few days later.


The department of education said in a statement, that the calendar will be gazetted and published early next week.


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