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Department of Basic Education

Learners who did not pass matric or needs to upgrade their subjects results are encouraged to apply for the second chance with the Department of Basic Education.

Failing matric can be devasting for many and often students think they have no other choice than to give up their studies or go work at a place where they can get in. We have compiled a list of alternatives for all matriculants who have failed matric but still wish to make a success.

How do you go about choosing the right course for you? If you find the right course, at the right university or college, and you will be inspired to succeed.

So how do you make the right choice? Select a qualification based on your interests. 

Not passing matric can be quite disheartening. However don't let it be an obstacle in your journey to success. There many ways of getting back on track, so that you can achieve your goals.

We all know and understand the disappointment that comes with not achieving the results you wanted. For many students this means exams, after which you naturally will choose a career pathway and move on with life. While this may be simpler for some, what if you don’t get the results you expected?

Often understanding matric results can be quite difficult. Hopefully after reading this article you will be more informed. 

Matric results are now available for the class of 2019. You can get your results now online, via SMS or USSD. Western Cape learners will be able to get their results this afternoon.

Learners who sat their Matric exams stayed up passed midnight to see their names in the newspapers to confirm that they had passed their Matric exams.

National Education Minister Angie Motshekga was very happy to announce that the annual Matric exam pass rate has gone up to 81.3%

Matriculants who may be anxious about their examination results have been urged to make use of the Department of Social Development’s Gender-Based Violence Command Centre (GBVCC).

The Department of Basic Education will be releasing the 2019 National Senior Certificate matric results on 7 January 2019, with individual learner results available on the morning of 8 January from schools.

For convenience and ease, you can receive your matric results via USSD service. You'll need to have access to your mobile phone if you opt for this option.

Are you unable to collect your matric results at your school on the day of release? No problem. By following these simple steps, you can register to receive your results via sms. No hassle and no stress.


matric results

The Minister of Education has announced that the matric results for 2019 will be announced on the evening of Tuesday 7th January 2020.

IEB Matric Results release details are available.


Matric Past Papers

One of the most effective ways to prepare for your Matric exams is by working through as many past papers as you can. After all, practice makes perfect.

With little more than two weeks of the Matric final exams left, an education expert has warned learners to keep the focus right to the end, because what lies ahead could still mean the difference between make or break.

Matric Exams

When preparing for your Matric finals, nothing beats going over past papers. View and download past Matric exam papers here and Work through them, question by question

Exams are a stressful period in any students’ life, which is why leading consumer brands company Procter & Gamble South Africa has shared a few useful tips to help students realign and focus their attention in order to achieve anything they set their mind to.



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