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Matric Results for 2023 are now available



Matric Results for 2023 are now available

Matric Results for 2023 are now available. The Department of Basic Education (DBE) announces the 2023 National Senior Certificate (NSC) results, showcasing a remarkable pass rate of 82.9%. This marks a significant improvement from the previous years, attributing success to strategic factors.

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Challenges and Triumphs

The matric class of 2023 faced unprecedented challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic, experiencing disruptions in their learning journey. Despite setbacks, the class demonstrated dedication and resilience, ultimately achieving the highest matriculation pass rate.

Educational Trajectory and Interventions

The class of 2023, having commenced their formal education in 2012, encountered stability until the disruptive events of 2020. The DBE implemented learner support programs from 2021 to 2023, addressing learning gaps and losses caused by the pandemic.

Learning Recovery Program

To mitigate the impact of learning losses in 2020 and 2021, a recovery program was initiated, incorporating Grade 10 and Grade 11 content into subsequent academic years. The success of these interventions is evident in the impressive results of the 2023 NSC exams.

Key Achievements

The 2023 NSC exams boast record-breaking achievements, including a historic number of candidates qualifying for university admission, with notable contributions from KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng.

Record-Breaking Bachelor Passes

A total of 282,894 candidates qualify for university admission, comprising 40.9% of participants. KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng play pivotal roles, contributing 45.5% to the historic achievement.

Diploma and Higher Certificate Attainments

187,876 candidates pass with a Diploma (27.2%), and 101,973 with Higher Certificates (14.8%). Fee-paying schools achieve an outstanding 85.9% pass rate, while “no fee” schools commendably secure a 77.2% pass rate.


The matric class of 2023 overcame adversity with determination, resulting in an impressive 82.9% pass rate. The DBE’s strategic interventions and the commitment of learners have paved the way for a successful academic journey into the next chapter of their lives.

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Late Applications For WCED School Admissions Are Now Open



Late Applications For WCED School Admissions Are Now Open

Late Applications For WCED School Admissions Are Now Open. Thousands of parents have already submitted admission applications for Western Cape schools for the 2025 academic year. However, many learners are still in need of placements.

The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) has received a record number of applications for Grade 1 and 8 learners for the 2025 academic year. Despite the official application period closing on Friday, 12 April 2024, parents who missed the deadline can still submit a late application.

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Late Applications Information

  • Late Application Period: Open now and will close on 12 May 2024.
  • Late Applications Processing: Late applications will only be processed after on-time applications.
  • Assistance: Parents requiring 2025 placement for their children after the completion of the late application period are encouraged to contact district education offices for assistance.

Other Grades and Application Process

For Grade R admissions and transfer requests for Grades 2-7 and 9-11, the application window will be open from August 1, 2024, to August 16, 2024. The WCED provides a straightforward online application process:

WCED Application Process

Registration (if a new user)

  • Visit the WCED online admissions website.
  • Click on “Parent Register”.
  • Read and agree to the Terms and Conditions.
  • Complete the registration form and verify via SMS.

Applying For Admission

  • Login with your ID number and password.
  • Create a Parent/Guardian Profile.
  • Complete the Learner Application (Grades 1 & 8 Only), providing accurate contact information and learner details.
  • Select Schools, rank them in order of preference, and upload required documents.
  • Submit the application and track the status using the learner’s CEMIS number.

The WCED emphasizes the importance of applying early to avoid last-minute complications. Parents who relocate to the Western Cape after the late application window closes or those who missed the deadline for any reason should contact their district office promptly for assistance. For further information, visit the WCED online admissions website.

Contact Information

  • For Assistance: Parents who relocate to the Western Cape after the late application window closes or those who did not apply earlier for any reason must contact their district office as soon as possible for assistance.


The WCED encourages parents to apply early to avoid any last-minute complications. For more information and to apply, visit the WCED online admissions website. Ensure all required documents are submitted for a smooth application process.

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