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2018

Activity

Dates

Registration

 

Orientation week

 

First teaching block

Monday 05 February – Friday 23 March (34 days)

Mid-term Vacation/Study/Research break

Saturday 24 March – Monday 02 April (10 days)

Second teaching block

Tuesday 03 April – Thursday 17 May (31 days)

Study Break

Examinations 

Friday 18 May – Friday 25 May (10 days)

Monday 28 May - Friday 22 June (20 days)

Winter Vacation/Study/Research break

Saturday 23 June – Sunday 15 July (23 days)

Third teaching block

Monday 16 July -  Friday 31 August (34 days)

Mid-term Vacation/Study/Research break

Saturday 01 September – Sunday 09 September (9 days)

Fourth teaching block

Monday 10 September – Tuesday 23 October (31 days)

Study Break

Examinations

Wednesday 24 October – Tuesday 30 October (7 days)

Wednesday 31 October – Tuesday 27 November (20 days)

Summer Vacation/Study/Research break

Wednesday 28 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 2018

Date

Name of holiday

University status

Monday 1 January

New Year's Day

University closed

Wednesday 21 March

Human Rights Day

University closed

Saturday 31 March

Pesach (day 1)**

 

Sunday 1 April

Pesach (day 2)**

 

Friday 30 March

Good Friday

University closed

Monday 02 April

Family Day

University closed

Friday 6 April

Pesach (day 7)**

 

Saturday 7 April

Pesach (day 8)**

 

Friday 27 April                                

Freedom Day

University closed

Tuesday 1 May

Workers’ Day

University closed

Thursday 17 May

First day of Ramadan*

 

Sunday 20 May

Shavuoth (day 1)**

 

Monday 21 May

Shavuoth (day 2)**

 

Friday 15 June

Eid-ul-Fitr*

 

Saturday 16 June

Youth Day

University closed

Thursday 9 August

National Women's Day

University closed

Wednesday 22 August

Eid-ul-Adha*

 

Monday 10 September

Rosh Hashanah (day 1)**

 

Tuesday 11 September

Rosh Hashanah (day 2)**

 

Wednesday 19 September

Yom Kippur**

 

Monday 24 September

Heritage Day

Succot (day 1)**

University closed

Tuesday 25 September

Succot (day2)**

 

Monday 1 October

Sh’mini Atzeret**

 

Tuesday 2 October

Simchat Torah**

 

Tuesday 06 November

Diwali (South India)

 

Wednesday 07 November

Diwali (North India)

 

Sunday 16 December                      

Day of Reconciliation

University closed

Monday 17 December

Public Holiday

University closed

Tuesday 25 December

Christmas Day

University closed

Wednesday 26 December               

Day of Goodwill

University closed

 

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

** = Jewish Holy Day - commences the previous evening

 

Proposed Public School Term Dates in 2018

Term

All Provinces

Term 1

17 January – 28 March

Term 2

10 April – 22 June

Term 3

17 July – 28 September

Term 4

09 October – 12 December

 

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