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The Release of 2023 Matric Results

The long wait is finally over! The date for the release of the Matric results is 19 January 2024. As the Class of 2023 awaits their matric results, they can rely on digital technology to access their results online.

The 2023 matric results can now be accessed at the click of a button in four different ways, offering learners the convenience to determine the next steps in their education.

The 2023 matric results were scheduled to be officially announced on the 18th of January by the Minister of Basic Education, Mrs. Angie Motshekga.

However, the class of 2023 will start to receive their results from 06:00 am on the 19th of January. The delay between the results announcement and gaining access to the results ensures that all data is accurately uploaded.

Since there will be high traffic, with thousands of learners accessing their results, the systems need to be prepared in anticipation of the thousands of learners eagerly waiting.

Access your 2023 Matric Results Online in 4 Easy Ways

1. The Department of Basic Education Website

One of the primary and official channels for accessing your 2023 Matric results is through the Department of Basic Education’s dedicated website. Navigating through this platform is a straightforward process designed to provide students with quick and secure access to their outcomes.

  • Visit the official Matric Results page (https://www.education.gov.za/MatricResults/ExamResults.aspx) On the landing page, you will find a user-friendly interface with clear instructions to guide you through the process.
  • Locate the designated space provided for entering your examination number. Ensure that you enter your Examination Number into the designated field accurately.

  • The online portal prioritizes the confidentiality and security of your personal information. The secure login ensures that only authorized individuals have access to the results.
  • Once you have entered your Examination Number, the system processes your request promptly, allowing you to view your 2023 Matric results instantly.

2. The SMS Option

For those who prefer the simplicity of mobile communication, the SMS option provides a quick and accessible way to retrieve your 2023 Matric results. Follow these steps to get your results sent directly to your mobile device:

  • Address the SMS to the designated number: 45856.
  • Enter your exam number as well as your ID Number in the message body.
  • Upon receiving your SMS, the system initiates a verification process to ensure the accuracy of the entered exam number. It is crucial to double-check and input the correct exam number to facilitate a successful verification.

  • Learners opting for this SMS service will incur a charge of R1.50 per SMS. It is important to note that free SMS services do not apply, so be prepared for the nominal charge associated with this convenient method.
  • Once the verification is successful and the correct charges are processed, the system promptly sends your Matric results to your mobile device.

3. The USSD Option

For those seeking an interactive and direct mobile communication method, the USSD option provides a convenient way to register and receive your 2023 matric results. Follow these steps to utilize the USSD code:

  • On your mobile device, dial *120* 45856# to access the USSD service.
  • Once connected, follow the prompts to register for the service. Enter your exam number when prompted, ensuring accuracy for successful registration.
  • Users should be aware that there is a charge associated with the USSD service, amounting to R1.50 per minute. It is advisable to have your exam number ready before initiating the USSD session to optimize the process and minimize charges.
  • Upon successful registration and payment processing, the system will send your matric results to your mobile device once they become available.

4. The MatricsMate App

The MATRICSMATE APP provides a user-friendly and personalized experience for students seeking their 2023 Matric results. Follow these steps to efficiently use the app:

  • Visit the Google Play Store (for Android users) or the Apple App Store (for iOS users).
  • Search for “MATRICSMATE” and download the app for free.
  • Upon successful installation, open the app.
  • After signing up, a confirmation code will be sent to the email address provided during registration. Retrieve the code from your email inbox.

  • Use the received confirmation code to verify your MATRICSMATE account. This step ensures the security and accuracy of your personal information.
  • Once your account is verified, set a secure password to protect your account.
  • Log in to the app using your newly created credentials. Navigate to the designated “Results” icon within the app interface. In the results section, enter your exam number when prompted.
  • Once your exam number is entered, the app will fetch and display your 2023 Matric results on the screen.

For learners whose 2023 matric results were not the outcome they had hoped for, there are several avenues you can explore to help you continue your educational journey.

For learners whose 2023 matric results were not the outcome they had hoped for, there are several avenues you can explore to help you continue your educational journey.

  1. Re-Marking:
    • In cases where students believe there may have been an error in the grading process, they have the option to apply for a re-mark of their examination scripts. The re-marking process allows for a thorough review of the answers, providing students with a chance for potential score adjustments.
  2. Supplementary Exams:
    • Students have the opportunity to enhance their results by opting for supplementary exams in specific subjects. This avenue enables individuals to focus on areas where they may have faced challenges during the initial examination, contributing to an overall improvement.
  3. Vocational Training:
    • Vocational training and technical courses offer practical, hands-on learning experiences that can lead to rewarding careers. Students can explore vocational training programs that align with their interests and strengths, providing an alternative pathway to success.

Re-marking and Re-checking Procedures

For learners who wish to challenge or seek clarification on their 2023 matric results, the process of re-marking or re-checking their examination scripts offers a crucial avenue for review. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to initiate this process:

  1. Register on the e-Gov Portal:
    • Begin by accessing the e-Gov portal, the dedicated online platform for educational services.
    • Create a personal account by providing the required details, ensuring the accuracy of your information.
  2. Log In Using Your Credentials:
    • Once registered, log in to the e-Gov portal using your assigned username and password.
    • This login ensures secure access to the portal’s services.
  3. Select “e-Re-Mark/ Re-Check” Service:
    • Navigate to the service section and select the “e-Re-Mark/ Re-Check” option.
    • This service specifically caters to students seeking a re-evaluation of their examination scripts.
  4. Choose Subjects for Re-Marking or Re-Checking:
    • Specify the subjects for which you wish to undergo re-marking or re-checking.
    • This allows for a targeted review of the subjects that are of concern to you.
  5. Confirm Information and Submit Request:
    • Double-check all the provided information to ensure accuracy and completeness.
    • Submit your request for re-marking or re-checking through the portal.
  6. Updates via Email:
    • Following the submission of your request, you will receive regular updates on the status of your application via email.
    • These updates will keep you informed about the progress of the re-marking or re-checking process.

Important Dates and Fees:

  • Application Deadline: February 2, 2024
    • Ensure that your request for re-marking or re-checking is submitted by this deadline to be considered for review.
  • Results for Re-Marking: Released from March 15, 2024
    • The outcomes of the re-marking process will be made available on this date, providing clarity on any adjustments made.
  • Fees:
    • Re-Mark: R120
    • Re-Check: R29
    • Viewing Script: R234
  • Fee Waivers:
    • Full-time learners at no-fee schools are eligible for fee waivers, ensuring that financial constraints do not hinder the pursuit of a fair review of their results.

Ensuring Accuracy in Your Matric Results

In the aftermath of the release of the 2023 matric results, students are provided with a window of opportunity to address any concerns or discrepancies through the Queries and Corrections process. Here is a guide on how to navigate this crucial phase:

  1. Contact the Department of Basic Education:
    • If you identify any queries or corrections needed, such as name or identity number mismatches, reach out to the Department of Basic Education promptly.
    • Utilize the designated communication channels provided by the department to ensure effective and timely resolution.
  2. Timeline for Submission:
    • It is crucial to act swiftly. Submit any queries within 30 days after the release of the matric results to initiate the resolution process.
    • Timely submission ensures that concerns are addressed promptly and that any necessary corrections can be implemented without undue delay.
  3. Report Corrections Before 21 February 2024:
    • For a seamless and effective correction process, ensure that all necessary corrections are reported to the Department of Basic Education before February 21, 2024.
    • Adhering to this deadline ensures that your concerns are addressed within the stipulated timeframe.

Read more: Umalusi approves the matric results for 2023.

The release of the 2023 Matric results represents a significant milestone for South African students, marking the culmination of years of hard work and dedication. As students embark on this transformative journey, it is essential to be aware of the various options available for result verification, improvement, and correction.


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