VAAL TRIANGLE - Vaal Triangle residents are encouraged to also make their voice heard after the Department of Basic Education has proposed a staggered school calendar for 2023 which shows that learners will have 203 schooling days. The calendar was Gazetted for comment and people are requested to provide their input. There are two proposed school calendars, one for the coastal areas and the other for inland provinces. The 2023 academic year has been scheduled to start on January 11 and end on December 13 for inland schools and from January 18 to December 13 for coastal schools. The slight difference between the 2023 and 2022 calendars is that 2021 has 202 days of schooling. The department has invited South Africans to comment on the proposed 2023 School Calendar, by sending an email to either Mlambo.S@dbe.gov.za or Manaka.L@dbe.gov.za. The comments must reach the department by no later than one month after the publication of the proposed calendar.