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2020

Activity

Dates

Registration

 

Orientation week

 

First teaching block

Monday 03 February – Friday 20 March (35 Days)

Mid-term Vacation/Study/Research break

Saturday 21 March – Sunday 29 March (9 Days) 

Second teaching block 

Monday 30 March – Thursday 14 May (30 Days)

Study break

Examinations 

Friday 15 May – Sunday 24 May (10 Days)

Monday 25 May – Monday 22 June (20 Days)

Winter Vacation/Study/Research break

Tuesday 23 June – Sunday 12 July (20 Days)

Third teaching block 

Monday 13 July – Friday 28 August (34 Days)

Mid-term Vacation/Study/Research break

Saturday 29 August – Sunday 6 September (9 Days)

Fourth teaching block

Monday 7 September – Tuesday 20 October (31 Days)

Study break

Examinations

Wednesday 21 October – Sunday 01 November (12 Days)

Monday 02 November – Friday 27 November (20 Days)

Summer Vacation/Study/Research break

Saturday 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 2020

Date

Name of holiday/holyday

University status

Wednesday 1 January

New Year's Day

University closed

Saturday 21 March

Human Rights Day

University closed

Thursday 09 April

Passover (Pesach) day 1**

 

Friday 10 April

Good Friday

Passover (Pesach) day 2**

University closed

Monday 13 April

Family Day

University closed

Wednesday 15 April

Passover (Pesach) day 7**

 

Thursday 16 April

Passover (Pesach) day 8**

 

Saturday 25 April

1st Ramadaan (Commencement of Fasting) *

 

Monday 27 April                              

Freedom Day

University closed

Friday 1 May

Workers’ Day

University closed

Sunday 24 May

Eid-ul-Fitr (Termination of Fasting) *

 

Friday 29 May

Shavuoth day 1**

 

Saturday 30 May

Shavuoth day 2**

 

Tuesday 16 June

Youth Day

University closed

Friday 31 July

Eid-ul-Adha (Day of Sacrifice) *

 

Sunday 9 August

National Women's Day

University closed

Monday 10 August

Public Holiday

University closed

Saturday 19 September

Rosh Hashanah day 1**

 

Sunday 20 September

Rosh Hashanah day 2**

 

Thursday 24 September

Heritage Day

University closed

Monday 28 September

Yom Kippur **

 

Saturday 03 October

Sukkot (day 1) **

 

Sunday 04 October

Sukkot (day 2) **

 

Saturday 10 October

Sh’mini Atzeret**

 

Sunday 11 October

Simchat Torah**

 

Friday 13 November

Narak Chaturdashi (Diwali-South)

 

Saturday 14 November

Luxmi Pooja (Diwali-North)

 

Wednesday 16 December               

Day of Reconciliation

University closed

Friday 25 December

Christmas Day

University closed

Saturday 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

Please note:

No exam will be scheduled on a recognised University holiday/holyday.

Proposed Public School Term Dates in 2020

Term

All Provinces

Term 1

15 January – 20 March

Term 2

31 March – 12 June

Term 3

07 July – 18 September

Term 4

29 September – 02 December

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