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Screen Shot 2015-12-28 at 9.28.55 AM30 December 2015 – On Tuesday 5 January at 18h00 the Minister of Basic Education will release the National Senior Certificate (NSC) Matric results in a live broadcast on SABC1. From Wednesday 6 January the close to 800,000 candidates from the class of 2015 will be able to learn their individual results. The Independent Examinations Board (IEB) released the results for their 10,000 matriculation candidates today.


Live broadcasts

On Tuesday Minister of Basic Education Angie Motshekga together with Deputy Minister Enver Surty will announce the 2015 NSC Matric results to the nation in a live broadcast from 18h00 on SABC 1, SABC DSTV Channel 404, eNCA DSTV Channel 403, and all SABC radio stations to announce the results to the nation.

Earlier that day Mrs Motshekga and Mr Surty will congratulate the 2015 Top Matric Achievers at the Ministerial Breakfast hosted at Vodaworld in Midrand, Johannesburg.


Where to get the results

Screen Shot 2015-12-30 at 2.21.33 PMThe individual results for the close to 800,000 learners who wrote the 2015 NSC examinations will be available on 6 January 2016. Learners will be able to get their results from their schools and examination centres. The results will also be published in major daily newspapers.

The Department of Education provides an online service via their website which is available from 6 January. Learners need to provide their ID number and exam number to gain access to their results.

The results are also available via Eyewitness News on This service is powered by Vodacom.

SABC Education offers an SMS and USSD service which is available to learners from 9 December 2015 until 31 January 2016. Learners send their ID number and exam number to SMS number 35658 or dial *120*35658#. SMSs cost R3 and USSD rates apply. The Matric results will be available from 6 January.


IEB results

This morning the Independent Examinations Board (IEB) released the results for the just over 10,000 learners that wrote the IEB NSC exams. The IEB class of 2015 achieved a 98.30% pass rate, a slight drop from 2014’s 98.38%.

IEB CEO Anne Obeholzer said, in a statement, "The IEB is proud of the achievements of the class of 2015. Learners have again shown that with a commitment to hard work over their 12 years of schooling and supported by a dedicated cohort of teachers and parents, they have achieved the first major milestone in their learning careers.”


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