File: It's back to school for South African pupils. Unsplash/Deleece Cook
JOHANNESBURG - The 2021 school calendar has been finalised and has 40 weeks of schooling and learning.
The first term begins on Monday and ends on 23 April.
The second term is from 3 May to 9 July.
The third term starts on 26 July and wraps up on 1 October.
The academic year ends on the 15th of December.
In total, pupils will have 192 days of schooling.
The reopening of schools was delayed by two weeks due to a spike in COVID-19 cases.
Good morning Mzansi! Following changes to the opening of schools this year, we have amended the 2021 #schoolcalendar. This is the latest version for you to download and save 📚💡 @DBE_SA @ElijahMhlanga @HubertMweli @GovernmentZA #backtoschool #schoolsreopening pic.twitter.com/JN1Clt5ryS— Dr Reginah Mhaule (@ReginahMhaule) February 9, 2021