The NSC matric exam results across South Africa will be available on Thursday 5 January 2017.
Nervous about receiving your teen’s matric results? You can get easy access to them via a number of different options:
Schools will post results early. (Call first to make sure they’re there). This is the most fun as classmates can gather round and commiserate or celebrate together.
The results will be published in all major national newspapers. You’ll need to know your exam number, which will be used instead of your name.
3. Send a SMS
Register via SMS by sending your identity number followed by your exam number to 35658. After your registration has been successful you will receive your results. SMS’s cost R1.
4. DBE website
The Department of Basic Education’s website will have the partial results from 6:00 on the day – but remember that your teen will need their exam number. Bear in mind that website traffic will be high, so expect delayed response times.
5. Use the USSD service
Use the USSD service by dialling *120*35658#. After answering multiple questions, you are required to enter your ID number, after which you’ll receive your results per subject on the day. You will have the option to opt in or out to comply with the Protection of Personal Information Act. USSD rates apply.