The National Senior Certificate (NSC), locally known as a Matric, is a significant achievement in that it signals to learners and guardians that the individual has successfully completed his/her required years of schooling.

Umalusi has been encouraged to improve the waiting period for processing certificates, as Grade 12 learners have been waiting a long time for their certificates.

Monday saw the beginning of the May/June matric examination period. This year, almost 300 000 candidates are sitting for this exam.

If you have rewritten your matric exams and you want to know how you can access it, here's how you can do that. 

If you are part of the cohort of 2021 matric learners and want to better your NSC matric marks, the education department has extended the registration deadline. This opportunity is only for National Senior Certificate (NSC) and Senior Certificate (SC) candidates.


After a terrifying hail storm that damaged a matric marking centre in the Free State, the Basic Education Department has reported that these markers are safe and have been relocated.

The anxiety of waiting for your results may play on your mind until the day they are released. However, in recent years the Gauteng Department of Education  (GDE) has allowed matriculants to access their results before they are given to these learners at school.

Last week, markers around the country began marking the final examination scripts for the grade 12 class of 2021. Markers are still in the process of marking exam scripts, despite the threat of the Omicron variant.


The National Senior Certificate and the National Benchmark Test are both used as means to access education at higher learning institutions, but they perform different functions. Here's the difference between the two. 

The Class of 2021 is now in the middle of their final Matric examination, with exams coming to an end in December for  Matrics. Here's when IEB learners should expect their final Matric results to be released.

Unisa's College of Education's Engaged Scholarship Project team provided the 2021 Matrics with Spring classes in order to give them extra support before they began writing their final examinations. 

Not sure which programme to enrol for between the IEB and the NSC? Well, there are a few things you need to know before deciding which one is best for you or your child. 

As the Basic Education Minister took to the stand today, she announced that over 700 000 Matrics will be writing with almost 900 000 sitting for this year's final Matric exams. Exams will begin in less than three weeks.

The Matric certificate, also referred to as the National Senior Certificate (NSC), is issued to learners who have passed according to the National Curriculum. There are different types of these matric certificates depending on the level of achievement by the learner.


Matric certificate is also referred to as National Senior Certificate NSC. The certificate is an assurance that the leaner has achieved the exit level learning outcomes provided by the National Curriculum. There are different types of these matric certificates depending on the level of achievement by the learner.

You might wonder what is IEB and how is it different? Today we'll be highlighting the fundamental differences between IEB and CAPS learning, and what those distinctions could mean for learners.

Do you want that degree but need to improve your grades first? The Matric second chance programme is an opportunity to better your Matric results and future! Senior Certificate registrations are now open!

If you want to obtain your National Senior Certificate (NSC) outside of a high school, and you are wondering if Unisa is a good option, we have the answers you are looking for.

The Department of Basic Education has announced that they have released the results for the Class of 2020 Matric exam remarks and rechecks. This might be some Matriculants second chance at getting their Matric or getting into the University programme they want.

If you did not meet the minimum requirements or want to rewrite some of your matric subjects, you can now register to do so through the Second Chance Matric programme. Here's what to do.

The Grade 12 EMSS learners from across the country received their certificates and top achiever awards on 13 March 2021. Despite an extremely disruptive year, the EMSS Grade 12s showed high levels of resilience and drive by attaining an impressive 84% pass rate, of which 63% attained bachelor passes.

Sibulele from KwaNobuhle township in East London is a Matric who worked magic and achieved 8 distinctions and plans to become a forensic pathologist. Sibulele tells how lockdown made things difficult and has advice for the matrics of 2021.