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.