Where to get the 2021 matric results


Minister of Basic Education Angie Motshekga will announce the outcome of the 2021 National Senior Certificate examinations on 7 January 2021.

A total of 790,405 candidates sat for 147 question papers in 7,416 examination centres across South Africa.

The exams were concluded on 28 November 2020 and the Department of Basic Education said it was pleased with the smooth conclusion of the examinations.

“It is indeed gratifying that the 2020 National Senior Certificate examination went fairly smooth, with only a few, manageable incidents across our examination centres,” said Motshekga.

While the minister will announce the matric results on 7 January 2021, individual results will only be available at schools on 8 January 2021.

Candidates are urged to get their statements of results from their school or centre where they wrote the exams.

Where to get the 2021 matric results

Here is where learners who wrote the examinations can get their individual matric results.

The Department of Basic Education website (link here)

Candidates’ partial results will be made available on the Department of Basic Education website.

News24 Matric Results Portal (link here)

News24 has partnered with the IEC (Electoral Commission) to bring South Africans the 2019 matric results.

EWN matric portal (link here)

The EWN matric results portal

 makes it possible for learners to get their results online on the day of release.

Sowetan Live matric portal (link here)

The Sowetan Live matric portal offers learners a pre-registration service to receive their results and share them on social media.

Daily newspapers

The 2021 matric results will be published in most of South Africa’s major daily newspapers on 8 January 2021.

To find their results, users will have to know their exam number (learners’ exam numbers will be published instead of their names).

At school

The Department of Basic Education urged learners to get their statements of results on 8 January 2021 from their school or centre where they wrote the exams.


Learners can send their ID number and exam number to 35658 to register to receive their 2021 matric results.

They will get a confirmation SMS after registration, and will then receive their results as soon as they become available.

There is a once-off cost of R3.00 to register.

USSD service

On the day the results are released, users can dial *120*35658# and follow the instructions to receive their matric results.

Users will receive their results per subject after they have completed the process.

Phone the Department of Basic Education

Learners can call the Department of Basic Education on 082 152 to receive their 2019 matric results.

Western Cape matric results

On 8 January 2021, learners can visit the Western Cape Education Department’s website (available from 14:00 onwards).