Here's where to find the 2021 matric exam results

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A recent hearing at the Pretoria High Court has deemed the matric results a public matter once again.
A recent hearing at the Pretoria High Court has deemed the matric results a public matter once again.

The wait is almost over for the matric Class of 2021, who will soon learn their exam results. 

This year threw a slight spanner in the works with the Department of Basic Education announcing that it would no longer make the matric results public as per the Protection of Personal Information Act, making the results much less accessible than in previous years. 

However, a recent hearing at the Pretoria High Court has deemed the matric results a public matter once again. So, in addition to collecting the results via their schools, matriculants will still be able to find their results published in various sources. 

Also read: Gauteng High Court rules that matric results should be published

Results release dates 

Matric results will be announced on Thursday, 20 January 2022 for government schools, with individual results accessible on Friday, 21 January. For IEB schools, matric results will be released on Wednesday, 19 January 2022. 

All provinces to release the results on the same day. 

The News24 Matric results page 

Sign up to the News24 Matric results page for a quick and easy way to receive your results. Visit:

Department Website

The Department of Basic Education has confirmed that matric results will be available through its zero-rated website. To register, candidates must provide their ID number and exam number.

Register here:

Collect from school

You'll be able to collect your statement of results at your school on Friday, 21 January. 


According to the ruling, newspapers have also been granted permission to print matric results. 

What to do if I don't get the results I hoped for? 

A remark, recheck or rewrite is possible for pupils who don't attain the marks they had expected to achieve. The fee for a remark is R104.00 while rechecks cost R25. Applications for both must be submitted by 4 February 2022. 

You can also apply to write the May/June NSC exams to improve a mark in one or several subjects. The closing date applications is 15 February 2022. 

Watch this space as we'll update this article as we receive news and information.


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