The 2018 Matric Results

The 2018 Matric Results will be available on 5 January 2018. Get all the links to the National and the Provincial Results here.

Latest News: Umalusi Approves Matric Results

On Friday (29 December 2017) the Umalusi council approved the results for the Matric Class of 2017. For the first time in many years, there were not leaked papers.

Umalusi says that the quality of student answers has improved. And that marks has increased overall. So here is to a better result that you might expect!

Watch the Umalusi announcement on YouTube

Department of Basic Education

One of the first ways to obtain your results is to log onto the Department of Basic Education’s website below. If you attended a public/government school, then your results will definitely be available on this site.

You will need the following to log in:

  • Exam number
  • Home Language
  • Your personal details (name, surname, etc.)

Your Cellphone

Follow these steps to sign up for the service:

  • SMS your exam number and ID number to 35658
  • There is a once-off cost of R3 when you register
  • As soon as the Department releases the results – you will get your results via sms immediately

Make a Call

Dial 082 152 for your results.

The Newspaper

The 2018 Matric Results

The 2018 Matric Results

It will be in all of the big Newspaper brands for example:

  • The Rapport
  • The Argus
  • The Star
  • And online at

Your High School

Two days after the initial results are released, your school will give you your results. (Note: This isn’t your official matric certificate).

Matric Results 2018

National Senior Certificate Exams

National Matric Results Here

Some provinces also give their results on their websites

Eastern Cape Matric Results

Free State Department of Education

Gauteng Education Department

KwaZulu-Natal, Department Education

Limpopo Education Department

Mpumalanga Education Information

North West Grade 12 Information

Northern Cape Matric Information

Western Cape Matric Results

Telephone numbers for provincial and national Departments of Education

National office: (012) 312 5845/6/7

Eastern Cape: (043) 604 7709/73

Free State: (051) 404 8000

Gauteng: (011) 355 0588

KwaZulu Natal: (031) 327 0538/0331

Limpopo: (015) 290 7747/7830

Mpumalanga: (013) 766 0033

Northern Cape: (053) 839 6585

North West: (018) 384 3100/51

Western Cape: (021) 467 2483


What to do if you have failed Matric

The first step that you need to take is to determine why  you failed your exams. Think about it and be extremely honest with yourself. Ask yourself the following questions:

  • Did I go out on the town or sit around watching TV when I should have been studying?
  • Did I think I was too cool  to study and now I regret it?
  • Did I study hard enough?
  • Did I participate in class throughout the year or did I try to make up everything at the end of the year?
  • Did I think it was going to be easy and I didn’t put the effort in?
  • Did I become frustrated and give up?
  • Was I too sick to write my exams or was there a personal crisis in my life that prevented me from finishing?

What Are My Next Steps?

Now that you have figured out where you went wrong you can take steps to improve your situation. This process is not difficult but it does take a lot of time to do this. So what are your options?


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Last Updated:  January 25, 2018