Johannesburg - Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga announced in a media briefing on SABC 1 on Monday that the class of 2013 received a pass rate of 78.2%.
Matrics will be able to get their individual results from
Tuesday 7 January at 06:00.
Results will be available at schools, exam centres or in major newspapers. They can also be obtained from the department of basic education’s website.
The Independent Examinations Board (IEB) matric pass rate increased to 98.6% for 2013.
Call for a 50% pass rate
On Sunday University of the Free State vice chancellor Jonathan Jansen called for government to raise the matric pass rate to 50%.
At the time Jansen said that no matter what the pass rate, the results where “grossly misleading”.
"These pass rates are still calculated at a base of 30% in some subjects and 40% in others."