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Last week the Department of Basic Education (DBE) met with Eskom's leadership to deliberate on the challenges faced by Grade 12 students caused by load shedding. 

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The Matric class of 2021 is writing its final examinations facing an unprecedented combination of challenges, including a potential fourth wave of Covid-19, loadshedding, lack of access to basic services and internet connectivity, and the fears that come with the news that they will be required to write their exams either in-venue or at ‘special isolation venues’ if they were exposed to the virus.

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South Africa’s power utility Eskom has a difficult month. It seemed as if everyday they would release a statement announcing the loss of additional generation capacity.

Basic Education Minister, Angie Motshekga speaking at media briefing

After completing the final matric exams, the class of 2021 can expect to receive their results in January 2022. This follows an announcement made by the Department of Basic Education, revealing when marking will be taking place and the date that the Minister will be announcing the national results.

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With the final matric exams less than 3 weeks away, over 700 000 full time candidates are counting down the days until they write the biggest exams of their school career. The Department of Basic Education held a media briefing on Friday to unpack its readiness for the final exams.

The Independent Examinations Board (IEB) has released its National Senior Certificate Certificate(NSC) Examination timetable for 2021. IEB schools will also not write exams on 1 November 2021, due to the local government elections. 

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga

Minister Angie Motshekga has announced that grade 12 learners will not be writing mid-year exams this year. The Minister’s announcement has not been without criticism. 

Finally Matrics can get some certainty about a year that has been nothing but disruption.  The timetable for the final matric exams has been released. The exams will now be written up until the 15th of December and more than 1 million candidates will be writing.

Schools have been given registration forms for learners to fill in and return before 15 March 2012 in order to write the Grade 12 examinations at the end of the year announced the Gauteng Education Department.

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