Executive Director of the Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture, Sanet Steenkamp, told Future Media News that the government school calendar for 2021 has been finalized. According to the approved calendar the first school term will start on 6 January 2021 for teachers and 11 January for learners, ending again on 23 April for learner and 30 April for teachers. The second term will start on 26 May for both learners and teachers and end on 13 August for learners and 18 August for teachers, while the final term will start on 30 August for teachers and 01 September for learners, ending on 03 December for learners and 08 December for teachers.