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Official Matric Results Have Been Released



Official Matric Results Have Been Released

Official Matric Results Have Been Released. The Department of Basic Education (DBE) celebrates the success of the Class of 2023, achieving a remarkable 82.9% pass rate in the National Senior Certificate (NSC) exams. Despite facing significant hurdles, this class surpassed the pass rates of the previous two years.

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Key Factors for Success

The DBE attributes the success to strategic interventions and support programs initiated between 2021 and 2023. These measures aimed to mitigate the impact of learning losses caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, especially for the Grade 12 cohort of 2023.

Challenges Faced by the Class of 2023

The class of 2023 encountered disruptions in their academic journey, particularly in Grade 9 and Grade 10, due to the pandemic. The closure of schools globally in 2020 affected their curriculum coverage, making it challenging to complete the Grade 9 curriculum in 2020 and the Grade 10 curriculum in 2021.

Resilience and Dedication of #matricClassOf2023

Despite the challenges, the Class of 2023 showcased resilience and dedication. Overcoming obstacles, they transitioned into the next chapter of their lives, demonstrating how perseverance can turn dreams into reality.

Mitigating Learning Losses

The DBE implemented a recovery program, integrating portions of the Grade 10 and Grade 11 content into subsequent academic years (2022 and 2023) to compensate for learning gaps. The success of these interventions is evident in the overall results of the Class of 2023.

Key Achievements

Record-Breaking Bachelor Passes

    • A historic 282,894 candidates qualify for admission to Bachelor studies, constituting 40.9% of participants.
    • The 2023 Bachelor passes set a historic milestone with the highest numbers and percentages in the history of NSC exams.

Top Contributors – KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng

    • KwaZulu-Natal contributes significantly with 72,099 Bachelor passes, closely followed by Gauteng with 56,552.
    • Combined, KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng contribute 45.5% of the total Bachelor passes achieved in the 2023 NSC exams.

Diploma and Higher Certificate Achievements

    • A notable 187,876 candidates pass with a Diploma, representing 27.2% of total participants.
    • 101,973 candidates successfully pass with Higher Certificates, constituting 14.8% of the total candidates.

Fee-Paying School Success

    • 85.9% pass rate for candidates from fee-paying schools, with 170,080 out of 198,034 candidates passing in the 2023 NSC exams.

No Fee School Achievements

    • 77.2% pass rate for candidates from “no fee” schools, with 387,401 out of 501,758 candidates passing in the 2023 NSC exams.


The Class of 2023, despite unprecedented challenges, achieved remarkable success. The DBE’s strategic interventions, coupled with the dedication of students, resulted in an 82.9% pass rate. The individual achievements in various categories reflect a resilient and determined cohort poised for future success.

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Storm Closes Schools in Western Cape



Storm Closes Schools in Western Cape

Storm Closes Schools in Western Cape. The Western Cape province in South Africa is bracing for its first major winter storm of the year, prompting the closure of schools in areas deemed most at risk of flooding and storm damage. Premier Alan Winde announced that public/government schools will be closed on Monday, 8th April 2024, in the Overberg, Cape Winelands, and Helderberg (Somerset) regions.

However, schools in the City of Cape Town are currently not included in the closure.

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Storm Warning Upgraded

The storm warning for the Western Cape has escalated from a level 6 to a level 9, indicating the severity of the expected weather conditions. Strong winds and heavy rain are anticipated, posing a significant risk to properties and infrastructure in the affected areas.

Private Schools Under Review

While public schools have been instructed to close, discussions are ongoing with private schools to determine whether they will also suspend classes on Monday. This decision will be crucial in ensuring the safety of students and staff during the inclement weather.

Early Reports of Damage

As the storm approaches, reports of damage have already emerged. Somerset Mall, located in the Helderberg region, suffered severe roof damage as sheets were blown off by the strong winds. Additionally, a fire in Glencairn near Fish Hoek was exacerbated by high winds, resulting in the destruction of several houses. Another fire damaged numerous homes in Kayamandi, Stellenbosch, as well as the historic Blaauwklippen homestead.


With the Western Cape preparing for adverse weather conditions, the closure of schools in high-risk areas is a proactive measure to ensure the safety of students, teachers, and communities. Continued monitoring of the situation and adherence to safety guidelines are essential during this period of heightened alert.

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