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Screen Shot large2 January 2017 – On Wednesday 4 January at 18h00 the Minister of Basic Education will release the 2016 National Senior Certificate (NSC) Matric results in a live broadcast on SABC1. From Thursday 5 January well over 800,000 candidates from the Class of 2016 will be able to learn their individual results. The Independent Examinations Board (IEB) released the results for their 11,000 matriculation candidates last Thursday.


Live broadcasts

On Wednesday Minister of Basic Education Angie Motshekga together with Deputy Minister Enver Surty will announce the 2016 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.

Earlier that day Mrs Motshekga and Mr Surty will congratulate the 2016 Top Matric Achievers at the Ministerial Breakfast hosted at Vodaworld in Midrand, Johannesburg.


Where to get the results

The individual results for the over 800,000 learners who wrote the 2016 NSC examinations will be available on Thursday 5 January 2017. 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 5 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

SABC Education offers an SMS and USSD service which is available to learners from 19 December 2016 until 31 January 2017. Learners send their ID number and exam number to SMS number 35658 or dial *120*35658#. SMSs cost R1 and USSD rates apply. The Matric results will be available from 5 January.


IEB results

On Thursday the Independent Examinations Board (IEB) released the results for the over 11,000 learners that wrote the IEB NSC exams in October and November 2016. The IEB class of 2016 achieved a 98.67% pass rate, a slight rise from 2015’s 98.30%. All IEB candidates that passed achieved a pass that is good enough to enter tertiary study at one of the three levels.


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