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2019

Activity

Dates

Registration

Monday 07 January - Thursday 31 January (19 days) 

Orientation week

Monday 28 January - Friday 01 February (5 days)

First teaching block

Monday 04 February – Wednesday 20 March (33 days)

Mid-term Vacation/Study/Research break

Thursday 21 March – Sunday 31 March (11 days)

Second teaching block

Monday 01 April – Friday 17 May (32 days)

Study Break

Examinations 

Saturday 18 May – Sunday 26 May (10 days)

Monday 27 May - Monday 24 June (20 days)

Winter Vacation/Study/Research break

Tuesday 25 June – Sunday 14 July (20 days)

Third teaching block

Monday 15 July -  Friday 30 August (34 days)

Mid-term Vacation/Study/Research break

Saturday 31 August – Sunday 08 September (9 days)

Fourth teaching block

Monday 09 September – Tuesday 22 October (31 days)

Study Break

Examinations

Wednesday 23 October – Sunday 27 October (5 days)

Monday 28 October – Friday 22 November (20 days)

Summer Vacation/Study/Research break

Saturday 23 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 2019

Date

Name of holiday

University status

Tuesday 1 January

New Year's Day

University closed

Thursday 21 March

Human Rights Day

University closed

Friday 19 April

Good Friday

University closed

Saturday 20 April

Passover (Pesach) day 1**

 

Sunday 21 April

Passover (Pesach) day 2**

 

Monday 22 April

Family Day

University closed

Friday 26 April

Passover (Pesach) day 7**

 

Saturday 27 April

Freedom Day

University closed

 

Passover (Pesach) day 8**

 

Wednesday 1 May

Workers’ Day

University closed

Monday 06 May

1st Ramadaan (Commencement of Fasting) *

 

Wednesday 05 June

Eid-ul-Fitr (Termination of Fasting) *

 

Sunday 09 June

Shavuoth (day 1)**

 

Monday 10 June

Shavuoth (day 2) **

 

Sunday 16 June

Youth Day

University closed

Monday 17 June

Public Holiday

University closed

Friday 9 August

National Women's Day

University closed

Monday 12 August

Eid-ul-Adha (Day of Sacrifice) *

 

Tuesday 24 September

Heritage Day

University closed

Monday 30 September

Rosh Hashanah (day 1) **

 

Tuesday 01 October

Rosh Hashanah (day 2) **

 

Wednesday 09 October

Yom Kippur **

 

Monday 14 October

Sukkot (day 1) **

 

Monday 15 October

Sukkot (day 2) **

 

Monday 21 October

Sh’mini Atzeret**

 

Tuesday 22 October

Simchat Torah**

 

Saturday 26 October

Narak Chaturdashi (Diwali-South)

 

Sunday 27 October

Luxmi Pooja (Diwali-North)

 

Monday 16 December

Day of Reconciliation

University closed

Wednesday 25 December

Christmas Day

University closed

Thursday 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 2019

All Provinces

Term 1

09 January – 15 March

Term 2

02 April – 14 June

Term 3

09 July – 20 September

Term 4

01 October – 04 December

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