Where to register to get your 2016 matric results

The Department of Basic Education recently announced that marking of matric exam papers was complete.

It is on track to release the 2016 matric results at 08:00 on 5 January 2017, it said.

Learners in the Western Cape will have access to their results from 6 January 2017.

To be notified when your results become available, you can register with the following online services:

Learners will also be able to look up their matric results on the Department of Basic Education’s website.

For those who wish to receive their results by SMS, SABC Education is running a results service.


  • SMS your SA ID and student number to 35658.
  • Both numbers must have 13 digits to be accepted.
  • You will be charged R1.00 per SMS.


  • Dial *120*35658#, then put in your ID and exam number to register.
  • USSD is charged at 20 cents per 20 seconds.

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