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Second Chance Matric Support Programme11 January 2016 - To assist learners who have failed matric the DBE has set up the Second Chance Matric Support Programme. The programme will be piloted in 2016 and registration for participation will only be open to learners that attempted the NSC examinations in 2015.

This includes learners who wrote the 2015 matric examinations and qualified to write one or two subjects in the supplementary examinations in February and March 2016 as well as progressed learners writing the June 2016 examinations.

Below please find an overview of:




SubjectsThe pilot of the 2016 supplementary examinations will offer support for the following subjects:

  • mathematics
  • mathematical literacy
  • life sciences
  • physical sciences
  • geography
  • business studies
  • economics




Second chance learnersSecond chance learners hard at work the Vodacom teacher centre in Ganyesa (NW)Face-to-face tuition
The support provided will include face-to-face tuition during the 2016 pilot in all nine provinces at two districts per province. Each district will have two venues. Please click here for an overview of these venues in each province.

Internet access
Learners can access the resources at the training venues in printed form or access them online via the teacher centres connected and equipped by Vodacom, libraries and via free Wi-Fi. Please click here for an overview of the connected teacher centres nationwide.

Multimedia solutions
Interactive telemetic education is available at schools around the country. Please click here to download the spreadsheet (Excel, 328 KB) with the venues per province.

The Internet broadcast project is available at schools in the Free State. Please click here for an overview. 





Examination resources


Multimedia resources


Browsing and downloading these resources is zero-rated for Vodacom users on the DBE, Siyavula and Vodacom educational websites.   


Additional information

More information about the programme and how to register at the district offices can be found on the DBE website and by downloading this information brochure by clicking here (PDF, 179 KB). 


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