Matric Results 2023 Release Date – Check Matric Results Online

Matric Results 2023 Release Date Check Matric Results Online

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Matric Results To Be Released On 19 January 2023

Matric learners across the country are nervously awaiting for their exam results, which are expected to be released very soon. While anticipation to know if they’ve passed is high, so is the suspense about where their results could take them in the future

Department of Basic Education (DBE) has announced that the official release date of the matric results will be 19 January, 2023.

With the release expected to take place in the middle of January, many are worried if this leaves learners enough time to secure places at tertiary institutions, which normally begin their academic year from the beginning of February.

In the past, the DBE has been subject to criticism of the “late” release of the matric results, with many questioning if it cannot be released sooner, as it sets universities and colleges back in regards to registration, causing a bit of chaos.

Spokesperson for the DBE, Elijah Mhlanga, explained that due to the increase in the number of learners writing matric, a lot more has to be done in the process of marking the exams and releasing the results.

Matric results highlights

  1. Early February – Remarking and rechecking
  2. Mid-March – Application forms will be available at schools on the education ministry website.
  3. Early June 2022 –  Registration for NSC supplementary examination
  4. Mid-June 2022 – Collection of 2022 NSC examination certificates at schools
  5. Check Matric Results Online, School, Newspaper, SMS and USSD

Get Matric results at school

Students can collect results from their schools in some provinces. Last year the schools applied strict COVID-19 control measures. The good news is that this year is back to normal.

Please, contact your schools prior to going there. Ask the school about the ID and proof that you need to show to get your results prior to going there.

Also, make sure the school caretakers, head teachers and principals are present at the school before you go. 

Check matric results 2023 online

Department of Education has released procedures on how to check the 2023 matric results online. Here are 3 online platforms for matriculants to check their matric results online.

Department of Basic Education – Login using your exam number, personal details such as the names and the home language
IEB – Enter exam number and the date of birth
– Submit your request to access the results
News24 – Enter your examination number
– Select the type of exam, NSC;
– Search the results to get your results

Note that the website traffic may be high causing delays in response time. The best way is to be patient and wait for the results to show on your screen as it is expected.

Check matric results via USSD or SMS

Students from the registered provinces can receive their results through USSD quick codes of 182 characters or SMS lines. The matrix results for 2023 will happen in real-time, as they are released to the students.

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) is coordinating the USSD and SMS platforms. Students must register prior to using the results service. Here is how to register for USSD and SMS.

To register on USSD,

  1. simply dial *120*45856#
  2. enter your exam number to register

(Registering on USSD will cost R1-50 per minute)


  • text your exam number to 45856
  • follow the prompt

(The system will verify your details, and you will be charged R1-50 per message)

Matric results 2022 newspaper

The newspapers publish the matric results. You can also simply buy a copy of your favourite paper to check your results.

Also, check the major news online services will have the online versions will have the results.

If you prefer to wait, you can also visit your school and collect your 2021 matric results from there

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