Countdown to the release of the 2019 matric results begins

Matric learners of 2019 are expected to be glued to their television screens tonight as Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga announces the national results of the 2019 National Senior Certificate matric exams.


The Independent Examinations Board (IEB)
 announced the private schools’ matric results at midnight last night.

The Basic Education Department will release the state National Senior Certificate (NSC) matric exam results this evening during a live broadcast from Vodaworld in Midrand at 6 pm.

The 2019 National Senior Certificate (NSC) examinations – which saw 790 405 candidates sitting for 147 question papers in 7 416 examination centres nationwide – successfully concluded in November 2019.

Tomorrow newspapers will sell out as parents and family members of matriculants buy newspapers in order to search for their loved ones’ results. The matriculants will be able to head to their schools to find out how they fared in their exams – for what will for many be the last time they walk through the school gates.

While the examinations period went fairly smoothly, a few incidents were reported across the various examination centres.

On the first day of exams load shedding affected learners writing the Computer Applications Technology (CAT) and Information Technology Practical examination. They were given the opportunity to write the paper at a later stage.

Service delivery protests also disrupted writing in the North West, which led to the relocation of learners to other examination centres.

Meanwhile, the marking of scripts concluded on 14 December 2019.

To receive your matric results via SMS, Send your ID number and exam number via SMS to 35658; use the USSD service by dialing *120*35658# alternatively you can visit the Department of Basic Education website for more information.