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 2021-2022 Term Dates

Activity

Dates

2021

Examination/Assessment period

Monday 15 November 2021– Friday 10 December 2021 (20 Days)

Marking and uploading period

Tuesday 16 November 2021– Friday 31 December 2021 (33 Days)

2022

Publication of Matric Results

Friday 21 January

Registration

First Year Registration & First Year Experience (including academic and general orientation)

Monday 31 January – Friday 25 February (20 Days)

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

Monday 07 February – Saturday 12 February (6 Days)

Term starts

Monday 28 February

First teaching block

Monday 28 February  – Wednesday 13 April (32 Days)

Mid-term Vacation/Study/Research break

Thursday 14 April – Tuesday 19 April (04 Days)1

Second teaching block 

Wednesday 20 April – Tuesday 07 June (33 Days)

Study break

Wednesday 08 June – Friday 10 June (03 Days)

Examinations 

Monday 13 June – Monday 04 July (15 Days)

Winter Vacation/Study/Research break

Tuesday 05 July – Friday 22 July (14 Days)

Third teaching block 

Monday 25 July – Friday 09 September (34 Days)

Mid-term Vacation/Study/Research break

Monday 12 September – Friday 16 September (5 Days)

Fourth teaching block

Monday 19 September – Monday 31 October (31 Days)

Study break

Tuesday 01 November – Friday 04 November (4 Days)

Examinations

Monday 07 November – Friday 25 November (15 Days)

Summer Vacation/Study/Research break

Tuesday 29 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

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1 Includes two public holidays

Public and Religious holidays/holydays recognised by the University in 2022

Date

Name of holiday/holyday

University status

Saturday 1 January

New Year's Day

University closed

Monday 21 March

Human Rights Day

University closed

Sunday 03 April

1st Ramadaan (Commencement of Fasting) *

 

Friday 15 April

Good Friday

University closed

Saturday 16 April

Passover (Pesach) day 1**

 

Sunday 17 April

Passover (Pesach) day 2**

 

Monday 18 April

Family Day

 University closed

Friday 22 April

Passover (Pesach) day 7**

 

Saturday 23 April

Passover (Pesach) day 8**

 

Wednesday 27 April

Freedom Day

University closed

Sunday 1 May

Workers’ Day

University closed

Monday 2 May

Public Holiday

University closed

Tuesday 3 May

Eid-ul-Fitr (Termination of Fasting) *

 

Sunday 05 June

Shavuoth day 1**

 

Monday 06 June

Shavuoth day 2**

 

Thursday 16 June

Youth Day

University closed

Sunday 10 July

Eid-ul-Adha (Day of Sacrifice) *

 

Tuesday 9 August

National Women's Day

University closed

Saturday 24 September

Heritage Day

 University closed

Monday 26 September

Rosh Hashanah day 1**

Tuesday 27 September

Rosh Hashanah day 2**

 

Wednesday 05 October

Yom Kippur **

 

Monday 10 October

Sukkot (day 1) **

Tuesday 11 October

Sukkot (day 2) **

 

Monday 17 October

Sh’mini Atzeret**

 

Tuesday 18 October

Simchat Torah**

 

Monday 24 October

(Deepavali / Luxmi Pooja (North & South)

 

Friday 16 December

Day of Reconciliation

University closed

Sunday 25 December

Christmas Day

University closed

Monday 26 December

Day of Goodwill

University closed

*Islamic Holy Day - commences the previous evening; exact date depends on the sighting of the new moon

**Jewish Holy Day – All Holy days commence at sunset the evening before.

Please note:

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

Proposed Public School Term Dates in 2022

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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