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2021

 2021 Term Dates

Activity

Dates

Registration

 

Orientation week

 

Term starts for new and returning postgraduate students

Monday 22 February

First teaching block

Monday 08 March – Friday 23 April (32 Days) undergraduate and new first-year students

Mid-term Vacation/Study/Research break

Saturday 24 April – Sunday 02 May (09 Days)

Second teaching block

Monday 03 May – Thursday 17 June (33 Days)

Study break

Friday 18 June – Sunday 20 June (03 Days)

Examinations

Monday 21 June – Friday 09 July (15 Days)

Winter Vacation/Study/Research break

Saturday 10 July – Sunday 01 August (23 Days)

Third teaching block

Monday 02 August – Friday 17 September (34 Days)

Mid-term Vacation/Study/Research break

Saturday 18 September – Sunday 26 September (09 Days)

Fourth teaching block

Monday 27 September – Monday 08 November (31 Days)

Study break

Tuesday 09 November – Sunday 14 November (6 Days)

Examinations

Monday 15 November – Friday 10 December (20 Days)

Summer Vacation/Study/Research break

Saturday 11 December

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

Saturday 27 March

Passover (Pesach) day 1**

 

Sunday 28 March

Passover (Pesach) day 2**

 

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

Wednesday 14 April

1st Ramadaan (Commencement of Fasting) *

 

Tuesday 27 April

Freedom Day

University closed

Saturday 1 May

Workers’ Day

University closed

Friday 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

Wednesday 21 July

Eid-ul-Adha (Day of Sacrifice) *

 

Monday 9 August

National Women's Day

University closed

Monday 6 September

Rosh Hashanah day 1**

 

Tuesday 7 September

Rosh Hashanah day 2**

 

Wednesday 15 September

Yom Kippur **

 

Monday 20 September

Sukkot (day 1) **

 

Tuesday 21 September

Sukkot (day 2) **

 

Friday 24 September

Heritage Day

University closed

Tuesday 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

Monday 27 December

Public Holiday

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

To be confirmed by DBE

Term 2

To be confirmed by DBE

Term 3

To be confirmed by DBE

Term 4

To be confirmed by DBE

 

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