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Calculating Distances and knowing when the Public holidays are and when the schools break up are all part of planning a family holiday.

Distances is South Africa

Calculating Distances in South Africa can help when planning a holiday. Below is a table showing some of the major towns and cities and the distances between them.

Distances in South Africa

SOUTH AFRICAN SCHOOL HOLIDAYS 2010 AND 2011: PUBLIC HOLIDAYS

Get to plan your breaks and holidays. Quick guide to South African school holidays and bank holidays.

Public and school 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

2018 South African Government School Terms

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 17 (15) Jan – 28 Mar 11 (51) 53 1 (50) 52
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 (47) 49 0 (47) 49
Total 43 (206) 210 5+2 (199) 203

Public Holidays 2019

1 January -New Year’s Day
21 March – Human Rights Day
19 April – Good Friday
22 April – Family Day
27 April – Freedom Day
1 May – Workers’ Day
16 June – Youth Day
17 June – Public Holiday
9 August – National Women’s Day
24 September – Heritage Day
16 December – Day of Reconciliation
25 December – Christmas Day
26 December – Day of Goodwill

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 2019.
Term Duration No. of Weeks No. of Days No. of Pub. Hols Actual School Days
1 (07) 09 Jan – 15 Mar 10 (48) 50 0 (48) 50
2 02 Apr – 14 Jun 11 54 3+0 51
3 09 Jul – 20 Sep 11 54 1+0 53
4 01 Oct – 04 (06) Dec 10 (47) 49 0 (47) 49
Total 42 (203) 207 4+0 (199) 203

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