Matric Results Release Date [23 February 2021]

By | February 23, 2021

The DBE (Department of Basic Education) has just announced that the 2021 Matric Exams will be completed by 15 December this year.

The marking for the matric exams will be finished by 22 January 2021.

And the matric class of 2021 will get their results on 23 February 2021.

This is more than a month later than in the past. In previous years the matric results have been released around 5 or 6 January every year.

The school year will not be abandoned

Amid lots of speculation that the school year might be abandoned for this year, the DBE has now made it clear that they will complete the school year. And the only “carry over” of the school year into 2021 will be the finalisation of the marking of the matric results. As well as the release of the matric results.

In a press release on Saturday afternoon (1 August 2021), the DBE says that:

The school year will not be “carried over” into the beginning of next year

  • There will be a short school holiday as a break between the third and fourth terms
  • The one week break (between 3rd and 4th terms) will be 26 October to 30 October

Download the Amended School Calendar & Media Release here

When will the 2021 School Year Start?

The DBE also announced that the new school year will start on 25 January 2021 for teachers, and a few days later for learners.

How can I get my matric result?

  1. Dial *120*35658# on the release date.
  2. Answer a few multiple questions.
  3. Enter your ID number.
  4. You will get your matric results per subject.
  5. USSD rates apply.

Is matric results out 2021?

The 2021 matric results will be released on 23 February 2021. Usually it is released in the first week of January every year.

How do I check my Gauteng matric results online?

Ways of checking your matriculation exam outcome online

All you need to do is dial *120*35658#.

How can I get my matric results via SMS 2021?

  1. Dial *120*35658# on the release date.
  2. Answer a few multiple questions.
  3. Enter your ID number.
  4. You will get your matric results per subject.
  5. USSD rates apply.

How many points do you need to pass matric?

As a matric student, you need to take at least 7 subjects and at the least, you need to pass your home language at a minimum of 40%, two other subjects at 40% as well, and three others at 30%, in order to obtain a higher certificate pass.

Lost/Replacement Of Certificate Application Procedures

Umalusi is responsible for the replacement of the Senior Certificate and National Senior Certificate as from September 1992.

NOTE: Applications for lost or replacement certificates must be done at any Department of Education NOT directly with Umalusi.

To apply for a replacement (in lieu of a lost certificate) of your Matric/Gr12 certificate, the following is required:

  1. A completed application form, which can be obtained at any of the Departments of Education or on the website of the National Department of Basic Education (www.education.gov.za)

Applications forms must be completed taking care of the detail required, e.g. year qualifications obtained, surname and names under which the person qualified for the certificate and where possible the school name.

Applications for lost certificate / re-issues can be done at any of the Departments of Education, irrespective of where you wrote your matric, for example, if you have written the exam at a school in Eastern Cape, you can approach the Mpumalanga Department of Education for a replacement certificate. This statement is in exception of IEB and SACAI, as lost certificates can only be applied from them.

  1. An affidavit – All applications for replacement of lost/damaged certificates should be accompanied by a signed affidavit from a police station stating the status of the original certificate e.g. stolen; lost in a move.
  2. A certified copy of the candidate’s identity document is required. (This copy must be certified by a commissioner of oaths. A copy can be made and certified either at a police station or at an attorney’s office where they should do it for free).
  3. Proof of payment of administration fees – An administration fee is payable with a request for a certificate. The fee payable can be established with the accredited assessment body. The fee is reviewed on an annual basis.
  4. An electronic request must be submitted to Umalusi by the Assessment Body after processing an application form. This request should be sent in a form of a dataset as stipulated by the Council.

It should be noted that the previous certificate is cancelled when a replacement certificate is issued. Should it happen that a candidate find a certificate that was lost/replaced, then the candidate should know that the certificate is invalid.

Please note the following important information:

A certificate cannot be issued on the same day that the application is submitted. The processing time is 1 – 6 weeks under normal circumstances.

A request for replacements of certificates obtained prior to November 1992 can be made from the office of any of the Departments of Education and the same procedure followed. However, it should be noted that this certificate will be printed by the relevant Assessment Body and not Umalusi. The processing time is 1 to 3 weeks under normal circumstances.

What time are the NSC matric results coming out?

The DBE (Department of Basic Education) has just announced that the 2021 Matric Exams will be completed by 15 December this year.

The marking for the matric exams will be finished by 22 January 2021.

And the matric class of 2021 will get their results on 23 February 2021.

Which province is leading in matric results?

The national pass rate for the 2019 NSC was 81.3% – a 3% increase from the previous year. The Free State had the highest pass rate at 88.4%, followed by Gauteng with 87.2%, the North West with 86.8% and Western Cape with 82.3%. KwaZulu-Natal obtained 81.3% and Mpumalanga 80.3%.

How do I get my old matric results?

Go to the nearest DBE/ PED offices with the following documents:

  1. An affidavit stating what happened to your certificate (i.e. if it is lost or damaged).
  2. The original national/ senior certificate (if it is damaged). This is not applicable if it is lost.
  3. Your original identity document (ID) and a certified copy.

Can you fail Afrikaans and still pass matric?

You may fail one subject. The requirements here are 40% for your Home Language. One of your languages must be either English or Afrikaans.

How much does it cost to replace a lost matric certificate?

How much does it cost? It will cost you R130. 00 for the Replacement certificate, and if you want a statement of results, it will cost you an additional R50.