All provinces are currently expected to release the results on the same day. The leading province for 2019 is Free State at 88.4%. They improved by 0.9%
Gauteng with 87.2, with North West 86.8, Western Cape 82.3, Kwa-Zulu Natal 81.3, Mpumalanga 80.3, Northern Cape 76.5, EC 76.5 and Limpopo with 73.2

Where to find your matric results:


A representative of the Dept of Basic Education told us they no longer make newspapers a priority to release results, but some newspapers will still publish them. 

IEB SMS line

IEB Learners can provide the IEB with your phone number and on the day of the results, they will send an SMS. You register for this service by sending an SMS to 35135, including your ID number and exam number. 

NSC SMS line

For public schools you can register via SMS by sending your ID number and Exam number to 35658. You will receive a confirmation SMS and on the day of the results you will get an SMS with your results.

Use the USSD service

Dial *120*35658# and answer some questions, then enter your ID number. You’ll receive your results per subject after you’ve completed the process. You’ll have the option to opt in or out to comply with the Protection of Personal Information Act. USSD rates apply.

Pick up at school

Go to your school on the day the results are released and collect them in person. Please note: Withholding school reports, for any reason, is against the law. 

Department Website

You can also visit the national Department of Basic Education site. There will be a box to enter your exam number and the results will reflect on the website.

What to do if you’ve failed?

If a learner fails they have the choice of rewriting the exam of the failed subjects in May or June or they can choose to repeat the whole matric year.

In both cases, the Department of Basic Education says the student should go to their respective schools on the day that results are released to register for the next step.

Good luck!

In the meantime, please note the following useful information:

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