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2024 Term Dates

 

Activity

Dates

Publication of Matric Results

Friday 19 January

Gateway to Success

Monday 29 January - Friday 09 February (10 days)

Returning Students Registrations PG and UG (including earlier date for online registration)

Tuesday 02 January - Friday 09 February (29 days)

Start of Term

Monday 12 February

First Teaching Block

Monday 12 February - Wednesday 27 March (32 days)

Mid-term Vacation/Study/Research Break

Thursday 28 March - Sunday 07 April (11 days)

Second Teaching Block

Monday 08 April - Thursday 23 May (33 days)

Study Break

Friday 24 May - Thursday 30 May (7 days)

Examinations/Assessment Period

Friday 31 May - Friday 28 June (20 days)

Winter Vacation/Study/Research Break

Saturday 29 June - Sunday 14 July (16 days)

Third Teaching Block

Monday 15 July - Monday 02 September (34 days)

Mid-term Vacation/Study/Research Break

Tuesday 03 September - Sunday 08 September (6 days)

Fourth Teaching Block

Monday 09 September - Tuesday 22 October (31 days)

Study Break

Wednesday 23 October - Tuesday 29 October (7 days)

Examinations/Assessment Period

Wednesday 30 October - Tuesday 26 November (20 days)

Last Day of Term

Wednesday 27 November

Summer Vacation/Study/Research break

Thursday 28 November

Please note:

•  Faculty of Health Sciences Term Dates may vary

•  Term Dates = 130 Teaching Days

•  Consult the University’s website for more detailed information about dates of registration for different cohorts of students

 

Online Degrees Intakes

Start Date

End Date

Online Degrees - Intake 1

15/01/2024

10/03/2024

Online Degrees - Intake 2

11/03/2024

05/05/2024

Online Degrees - Intake 3

06/05/2024

30/06/2024

Online Degrees - Intake 4

01/07/2024

25/08/2024

Online Degrees - Intake 5

26/08/2024

20/10/2024

Online Degrees - Intake 6

21/10/2024

15/12/2024

 

Public and Religious Holidays/Holy days recognised by the University in 2024

Online Degrees Intakes

Start Date

End Date

Online Degrees - Intake 1

15/01/2024

10/03/2024

Online Degrees - Intake 2

11/03/2024

05/05/2024

Online Degrees - Intake 3

06/05/2024

30/06/2024

Online Degrees - Intake 4

01/07/2024

25/08/2024

Online Degrees - Intake 5

26/08/2024

20/10/2024

Online Degrees - Intake 6

21/10/2024

15/12/2024

Name of holiday/holy day

Date

University status

New Year’s Day

Monday 01 January

University closed

1st Ramadaan (Commencement of Fasting) *

Monday 11 March

 

Human Rights Day

Thursday 21 March

University closed

Good Friday

Friday 29 March

University closed

Family Day

Monday 01 April

University closed

Eid-ul-Fitr (Termination of Fasting) *

Wednesday 10 April

 

Passover (Pesach) day 1**

Tuesday 23 April

 

Passover (Pesach) day 2**

Wednesday 24 April

 

Freedom Day

Saturday 27 April

University closed

Passover (Pesach) day 7**

Monday 29 April

 

Passover (Pesach) day 8**

Tuesday 30 April

 

Workers’ Day

Wednesday 01 May

University closed

Shavuoth day 1**

Wednesday 12 June

 

Shavuoth day 2**

Thursday 13 June

 

Youth Day

Eid-ul-Adha (Day of Sacrifice) *

Sunday 16 June

University closed

Public Holiday

Monday 17 June

University closed

National Women’s Day

Friday 09 August

University closed

Heritage Day

Tuesday 24 September

University closed

Rosh Hashanah day 1**

Thursday 03 October

 

Rosh Hashanah day 2**

Friday 04 October

 

Yom Kippur**

Saturday 12 October

 

Sukkot (day 1) **

Thursday 17 October

 

Sukkot (day 2) **

Friday 18 October

 

Sh’mini Atzeret**

Thursday 24 October

 

Simchat Torah**

Friday 25 October

 

Deepavali / Luxmi Pooja (North & South)

Thursday 31 October

 

Day of Reconciliation

Monday 16 December

University closed

Christmas Day

Wednesday 25 December

University closed

Day of Goodwill

Thursday 26 December

University closed

  • *Islamic Holy Day - the exact date depends on the sighting of the new moon
  • **Jewish Holy Day – All Holy days commence at sunset the evening before the date above.

Please note:

  • No exam will be scheduled on a recognised University holiday/holy day.

Summary of 2024 calendar for public schools

Duration

No. of weeks

No. of days

No. of public holidays

Actual no. of school days

(15) 17 January - 20 March

10

46 (48)

0

46 (48)

03 April - 14 June

11

53

1 + 0

52

09 July - 20 September

11

54

1 + 0

53

01 October -

(11) 13 December

11

52 (54)

0

52 (54)

Total

43

205 (209)

2 + 0

203 (207)

 

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