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SOUTH AFRICA PLANS AN OVERHAUL OF THE PUBLIC SCHOOL TIMETABLE

04 Feb 2014 – And from TimesLive SA, amendments had been proposed to the national policy for determining school calendars for public schools in South Africa. This was the subject matter of a notice published by Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga in the Government Gazette.

The notice came after consultation with the council of education ministers. Changes call for a school year of about 200 days, divided, as far as possible, into four terms of equal schooling days of 50 days per term with the third term be longer than the fourth term.

The proposals were also aimed at limiting the disruptive effect of public holidays and interested parties and organisations have until February 28 to submit their comments.

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