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Matric Remark Results Are Out

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If you applied for a remark or recheck of your matric exams and have been waiting for your results, the wait is over. 

The Department of Basic Education has confirmed that results are out for 7 provinces. 

The following district offices have released results: 

  • Mpumalanga
  • Western Cape
  • Gauteng 
  • North West
  • Northern Cape 
  • Limpopo
  • KwaZulu-Natal

Results from the Eastern Cape and Free State will be released later this week. 

The national pass rate for 2021 was 76.2%, a 5% drop from 81.3% in 2020. 

These are the official matric results for the year of 2021:

  • Free State: 85.1%
  • Gauteng: 83.8%
  • Northern Cape: 66%
  • Western Cape: 79%
  • North West: 76.2%
  • Limpopo: 68.2%
  • Mpumalanga: 73.7%
  • Eastern Cape: 68.1%
  • KwaZulu-Natal: 77.6%

Over 1 million candidates wrote the exams, despite the threat of Covid-19. During her speech, Basic Education, Minister Motshekga said she believed the class of 2020 would have performed well had it not been for disruptions caused by Covid-19. 

"We are of the strong view that, had it not been for the novel COVID-19 pandemic, the Class of 2020 could have been the best performers, since the inception of the National Senior Certificate. We are indeed proud of the Class of 2020, which persevered against such monumental challenges that our system was never exposed to in the past. This Class, has characterised the resilience of the system, which withstood an unprecedented test of administering an examination of the largest number of candidates; faced by the worst pandemic in human history."

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