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The 2020 matric examinations, or national senior certificate (NSC) examinations, are set to be the most unprecedented in South Africa's history, complicated by the Covid-19 pandemic and the national lockdown.

Not only will a higher number of candidates complete the examinations, but special precautions have to be taken to limit the spread of Covid-19. 

Matriculants also lost a considerable portion of their planned school calendar year when the country entered a hard lockdown in March. 

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