#MatricResults2016 - Top achievers honoured

2017-01-05 09:00

Congratulatory messages are streaming in for the class of 2016, who got their matric results today. The national senior certificate pass rate has increased to 72.5% including progressed pupils.

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Lily-Marie van der Merwe, who achieved eight distinctions, believes that her success would not have been possible without her horse, Nova, which kept her spiritually sane. 

The star student, from Eunice High School in Bloemfontein, told Netwerk24 that she had spent a lot of time with Nova in 2016 and that he would accompany her to Pretoria, where she wants to study veterinary science at the University of Pretoria.


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Eastern Cape Education Superintendent General Themba Kojana and Education MEC Mandla Makhuphula with the cream of the crop of Eastern Cape matrics at the East London ICC (Derrick Spies, News24)

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Eastern Cape Education MEC Mandla Makhuphula chats to Vuyo Sirayi, a student from Efata school For The Blind And Deaf in Mthatha. (Derrick Spies, News24)

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Best in Gauteng!


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Gauteng's top matrics:


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Failed matric? 


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Gauteng premier David Makhura: 


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The medical dramas Grey’s Anatomy and House inspired Yi-Chia Lee to pursue a career in medicine.

She achieved distinctions in eight of her subjects, including Afrikaans (home language), English (home language), Mathematics, Biology, Life Orientation, Physical Science, Accounting, and Art.


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Limpopo's top matriculant!


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