The matric results for the class of 2015 will be released by the Department of Education on 5 January at 18:00, with individual results set to be available from 6 January.
Exam monitoring body Umalusi recently said learners from 2015 performed worse than their predecessors from 2014.
“There are a number of factors that affected this year’s learner performance, which we hope we can correct,” said Umalusi council chairperson Professor John Volmink.
Matric results via SMS and USSD
- Send an SMS to 35658
- The SMS should consist of your ID number and student number.
- The system verifies the ID number and the exam number; both numbers must have 13 digits in order to be accepted.
- SMSs are charged at R1.00 per SMS, free SMSs do not apply.
- Dial *120*35658#
- Put in your ID number and exam number to register.
- Once the results are available, you will get your results per subject.
- USSD has a resume session function, where the system recognises the number the next time the user dials the string
- The cost for USSD is 20 cents per 20 seconds.
Update: Please note that the SMS and USSD numbers have been updated, following a mistake on the SA Government website.