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2021

Activity

Dates

Registration

 

Orientation week

 

First teaching block

Monday 01 February – Friday 19 March (35 Days)

Mid-term Vacation/Study/Research break

Saturday 20 March – Sunday 28 March (9 Days)

Second teaching block 

Monday 29 March – Wednesday 12 May (30 Days)

Study break

Examinations 

Thursday 13 May – Sunday 23 May (11 Days)

Monday 24 May – Monday 21 June (20 Days)

Winter Vacation/Study/Research break

Tuesday 22 June – Sunday 11 July (20 Days)

Third teaching block 

Monday 12 July – Friday 27 August (34 Days)

Mid-term Vacation/Study/Research break

Saturday 28 August – Sunday 5 September (9 Days)

Fourth teaching block

Monday 6 September – Tuesday 19 October (31 Days)

Study break

Examinations

Wednesday 20 October – Wednesday 27 October (8 Days)

Thursday 28 October – Friday 26 November (22 Days)

Summer Vacation/Study/Research break

Saturday 27 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 2021

Date

Name of holiday/holyday

University status

Friday 1 January

New Year's Day

University closed

Sunday 21 March

Human Rights Day

University closed

Monday 22 March

Public Holiday

University closed

Sunday 27 March

Passover (Pesach) day 1**

 

Monday 28 March

Passover (Pesach) day 2**

University closed

Friday 2 April

Good Friday

Passover (Pesach) day 7**

University closed

Saturday 3 April

Passover (Pesach) day 8**

 

Monday 5 April

Family Day

 University closed

Tuesday 14 April

1st Ramadaan (Commencement of Fasting) *

 

Tuesday 27 April

Freedom Day

University closed

Saturday 1 May

Workers’ Day

University closed

Thursday 14 May

Eid-ul-Fitr (Termination of Fasting) *

 

Monday 17 May

Shavuoth day 1**

 

Tuesday 18 May

Shavuoth day 2**

 

Wednesday 16 June

Youth Day

University closed

Tuesday 21 July

Eid-ul-Adha (Day of Sacrifice) *

 

Monday 9 August

National Women's Day

University closed

Tuesday 6 September

Rosh Hashanah day 1**

University closed

Wednesday 7 September

Rosh Hashanah day 2**

 

Thursday 15 September

Yom Kippur **

 

Tuesday 20 September

Sukkot (day 1) **

University closed

Wednesday 21 September

Sukkot (day 2) **

 

Friday 24 September

Heritage Day

 University closed

Tuesday 27 September

Sh’mini Atzeret**

 

Wednesday 28 September

Simchat Torah**

 

Wednesday 3 November

Narak Chaturdashi (Diwali-South)

 

Thursday 4 November

Luxmi Pooja (Diwali-North)

 

Thursday 16 December

Day of Reconciliation

 University closed

Saturday 25 December

Christmas Day

University closed

Sunday 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 2021

Term

All Provinces

Term 1

13 January – 26 March

Term 2

07 April – 11 June

Term 3

06 July – 17 September

Term 4

28 September – 01 December

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