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All nine provinces have the same school calendar for 2017.

PLG Schools follows the following term calander:

Term

Duration

Number of weeks

Number of days

Number of public holidays

Actual number of school days

1

11 January - 31 March 2017

12

56

2

56

2

18 April - 30 June 2017

11

54

4

50

3

24 July - 29 September 2017

10

50

2

48

4

9 October - 6 December 2017

9

43 

0

43 

 

Total

43

205 

8

197

Public and school holidays 2017:

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