Release of 2014 matric results on track

DECEMBER 27, 2014

The Department of Basic Education says it is on track to release the matric results early in the New Year. 

On the fifth of January, Minister Angie Motshekga will announce the outcome of the 2014 matric examinations in a live television broadcast.

Results will be published in newspapers the following day and will be classified according to examination numbers and not names.

Almost 700 000 matriculants sat for their final exams.

KwaZulu-Natal had the largest number of full-time candidates while Gauteng had the lowest.

The department's spokesperson Elijah Mhlanga has urged learners to obtain their statements from the centres at which they wrote their exams.

“There they will be able to get support and advice from the teachers and school principals, particularly those that would not have done well in their studies. But we, in the meantime, encourage them to enjoy themselves responsibly and not be anxious about the results that will be released in a week’s time, because nothing can change at the moment. Whatever results will come out, we will all have to live by them.”