Inmates trounce pupils in Covid-ravaged 2020 matric year

The 2020 prison inmate matric cohort achieved a resounding 86.3% pass rate compared to the 76.2% rate achieved by outside daily scholars. This was announced by Correctional Services Minister Ronald Lamola at the Leeuwkop Correctional Centre on Thursday, accompanied by Gauteng education MEC Panyaza Lesufi. Lamola congratulated the convicts for their achievements despite their challenges […]

Panyaza Lesufi disappointed with Umalusi assessment of 2020 matric results

Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi said that he was disappointed with the manner in which Umalusi assessed the 2020 national senior certificate exams. Lesufi said that while the province accepted the results released by the quality assurance body, it failed to acknowledge the challenges brought by the COVID-19 pandemic on matrics. According to the MEC, […]

President Ramaphosa congratulates 2020 matriculants, describes as scholars of courage

President Cyril Ramaphosa has congratulated matriculants who sat for the National Senior Certificate in 2020, saying they are scholars of courage. He says in the face of great difficulties brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, learners have been resilient, doing themselves, their families, and their country proud. The class of 2020 achieved a 76.2% pass […]

MEC Lesufi pleased with Gauteng matric 2020 pass rate

Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi said that he was relieved that the matric class of 2020 in the province achieved an 83.8% pass rate. In an unprecedented school year hit by the COVID-19 pandemic and several lockdowns, Lesufi said that it was a tough time for teachers, parents, and pupils. “Among the top 10, six […]

Naptosa and Sadtu welcome matric 2020 results

Education unions have welcomed the matric class of 2020’s results. The South African Democratic Teachers Union (Sadtu) and the National Professional Teacher’s Organisation of South Africa praised have the Class of 2020 for their achievement. The pass rate is 76.2% – down 5.1% from 2019. The Basic Education Department said that while the overall pass […]

2020 matric results: Free State comes out as top-performing province

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga said despite the difficulties posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the class of 2020 had managed to achieve a commendable 76.2% overall pass rate, with the Free State being the top-performing province at 85.1%. It is followed by Gauteng at 83.8% and the Western Cape which achieved third place with 79.9%. […]

Matric Results 2020: These are the provincial pass rates

The Class of 2020 achieved an overall pass rate of 76.2%. Here is the provincial breakdown of the pass rates. In other news – Isibaya actress Zinhle Mabena pushed hubby Robert down the stairs & stabbed him, their child reveals all Isibaya actress Zinhle Ngwenya allegedly attacked her husband Robert Mugabe Ngwenya with a bottle of perfume, a broomstick, […]

Minister Angie Motshekga releases 2020 Matric results

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga is announcing the matric results for the class of 2020. Quality assurance body Umalusi last week gave the department the green light to release the results. For the class of 2020, it was a year that will go down in history for its unpredictability and uncertainty. Pupils had to adapt […]

How to get the 2020 matric results

Minister of Basic Education Angie Motshekga will announce the 2020 national examination results on Monday 22 February 2021. The matric examinations started on 5 November 2020 and the final papers were written on 15 December 2020. The later start, the Basic Education Department said, allowed schools and learners adequate time to cover the curriculum. Marking […]