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The Minister of Basic Education published a draft School Calendar for 2016 in Government Gazette 37680 on 23 May 2014.  The DBE has invited comments on this draft calendar (see below for contact details).  A copy of this Government Gazette may be downloaded from our website.  The recommended School Calendar indicates a single calendar for 2016.  This is for similar reasons which dictated a single calendar for 2014.  An attempt to stagger the beginning of the year and therefore the April vacation period would lead to difficulties with the lengths of terms.

Comment may be made on this draft school calendar and posted/faxed/e-mailed to the Director-General, Private Bag X 895, Pretoria 0001 for the attention of Mr Sihle Mlambo, Fax 012 328 3532 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

If you wish to have your comments considered for inclusion in the NAPTOSA submission please forward them to Ms Hema Hariram  by  e-mail (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Fax 012 324 1366.


pdf Download the Draft School Calendar for 2016. (441 KB)