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2016

Activity

Dates

Registration

Monday 11 January - Tuesday 02 February

Orientation

Sunday 31 January - Friday 05 February

First teaching block

Monday08 February - Thursday 24 March (33 days)

Mid-term Vacation/Study/Research break

Friday 25 March - Sunday 03 April (10 days)

Second teaching block

Monday 04 April -Thursday 19 May (32 days)

Examinations

Tuesday 24 May - Tuesday 21 June (20 days)

Winter Vacation/Study/Research break

Wednesday 22 June - Sunday 10 July (19 days)

Third teaching block

Monday 11July - Friday 26 August (34 days)

Mid-term Vacation/Study/Research break

Saturday 27 August - Sunday 04 September (9 days)

Fourth teaching block

Monday 05 September -Monday 17 October (31 days)

Examinations

Thursday 20 October - Wednesday 16 November (20 days)

Summer Vacation/Study/Research break

Thursday 17 November

Please note: The Faculty of Health Sciences' term dates differ from those of the University and they may commence with lectures as early as the first working day in January.
Consult the University's website for more detailed information about dates of registration for different cohorts of students.

Public and religious holidays/holydays recognised by the University in 2016

Date

Name of holiday

University status

Friday 1 January

New Year's Day

University closed

Monday 21 March

Human Rights Day

University closed

Friday 25 March

Good Friday

University closed

Monday 28 March Family Day University closed

Saturday 23 April

Pesach (day 1)**

 

Sunday 24 April

Pesach (day 2)**

 

Wednesday 27 April

Freedom Day

University closed

Friday 29 April

Pesach (day 7)**

 

Saturday 30 April

Pesach (day 8)**

 
Sunday 1 May Workers' Day University closed

Monday 2 May

Public Holiday

University closed

Tuesday 7 June First day of Ramadan*  

Sunday 12 June

Shavuoth**

 

Monday 13 June

Shavuoth**

 

Thursday 16 June

Youth Day

University closed

Wednesday 6 July

Eid-ul-Fitr*

 

Tuesday 9 August

National Women's Day

University closed

Monday 12 September Eid-ul-Adha*  
Saturday 24 September Heritage Day University closed

Monday 03 October

Rosh Hashanah (day 1)**

 

Tuesday 04 October

Rosh Hashanah (day 2)**

 

Wednesday 12 October

Yom Kippur**

 

Saturday 29 October

Diwali (South India)

 

Sunday 30 October

Diwali (North India)

 

Friday 16 December

Day of Reconciliation

University closed

Sunday 25 December

Christmas Day

University closed

Monday 26 December Day of Goodwill University closed

Tuesday 27 December

Public Holiday

University closed

* = Islamic Holy Day - commences the previous evening; exact date depends on sighting of new moon
** = Jewish Holy Day - commences the previous evening

School Term Dates in 2016

Term

Inland Provinces

Coastal Provinces

Term 1

13 January - 18 March

13 January - 18 March

Term 2

05 April - 24 June

05 April - 24 June

Term 3

18 July - 30 September

18 July - 30 September

Term 4

10 October - 07 December

10 October - 07 December

 

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