Matric Results 2019 KwaZulu-Natal

The Matric Results 2019 KwaZulu-Natal Have Been Released!

Matric Results 2019 Kwazulu-Natal have been released. Matriculants of class 2019 have achieved a pass rate of 81.3%, with a 5.1% from the previous 76.2% of 2018.The leading district in KwaZulu-Natal was UGU with a 86.3% pass rate.

Where can you get Your Results?

You’ve written your last matric paper and now you’re nervously waiting for your results. The Minister of Education, Angie Matsie Motshekga announced the National pass rates for Matric Results for 2019 on the 7 January 2020. Here are a few methods to getting your matric results.

Get it at School 

Your high school or the centre you wrote your final exam, are the best places to get your matric results. On the 8 January 2020, matric results will be available at high schools. 

Register Online 

You can get your matric results online. Visit the National Department of Education’s website and enter your examination number to register and get your results.


Matriculants can use their examination number to find their results in the newspaper on the 8 January 2020. However, only the examination numbers of learners that have passed will be published along with the level you passed at, example: 173456789012 – B 

SMS or USSD Service 

You can receive your matric results by SMS or USSD. The process is quick and simple. This is how you can get started:

  1. SMS your ID number and your examination number to 35658  or 
  2. Dial *120*35658# to register with USSD

It cost R1.50 to register for the SMS service and you will receive your results as soon as it is released. Once you have completed the USSD registration process, you’ll receive your results per subject. USSD is R1.50 per minute. Free minutes or SMSs don’t apply. 

Matric Pass Rate for the Past Five Years 

Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga was excited to announce that matriculants 2019 have set a new National Senior Certificate pass rate record. Here is the pass rates from the past six years:


2019: 81.3%

2018: 78.2%

2017: 75.1%

2016: 72.5%

2015: 70.7%

2014: 73.9%

Matric Pass Rate for KwaZulu-Natal for the Past six Years

For the past five years, the Matric Results in KwaZulu-Natal has only increased, creating a high standard for those next in line. By taking a look at the pass rates from the last six years, do you think that the matriculants of 2019 met this standard?


2019: 81.3%

2018: 76.2%

2017: 72.8%

2016: 66.4%

2015: 60.7%

2014: 69.7%

Do I have Options if I Failed Matric?

You might have failed matric or feel unsatisfied with your results. Don’t allow this to discourage you. Many students feel as though this is the end of the road for them but that’s not true. Take some time to readjust you mind and look at all the options you have.

Get a Re-check 

Matric final exam papers are marked and counted by separate moderators. Moderators and markers attempt to make the deadline for matric results as quick as possible. A re-check means that a moderator will go through your paper and ensure that all questions were calculated correctly.

How to Apply for a Re-check  

Get a Re-mark

The Department of Education prides themselves on having several processes in place to make sure that your matric papers are marked with the highest quality. However, if you feel that the mark you received doesn’t reflect the effort you put into studying, you can have your paper re-marked. A moderator will go through your paper for the second time and mark it.

How to Apply for a Re-mark

  •  Complete an online application form online with the Department of Education. 
  •  There is a fee of R122.00 per paper you want re-marked.

Write a Supplementary Exam

You get a second chance at matric. If you failed two or just wish to improve your marks, you may register for a supplementary exam and write it over. You have until the 31 January 2020 to register.

How to Apply for a Supplementary Exam  

  • Complete an application form at your school or online.
  • Submit a motivational letter, stating why you want to rewrite.
  • Submit your application along with all supporting documents to the Education District  offices closest to you.

Study Without Your Matric 

Yes, that’s right! Studying without matric is an option. Here at Skills Academy, we offer a variety of distance learning courses that don’t require Matric to help kick-start your career. You can join one of our ICB courses, accredited or non-accredited courses with as little as your Grade 10.

Upgrade Your Matric

If you’ve failed matric and don’t feel like studying at the moment, no problem. Take a break and when you’re ready, we will give you the opportunity to upgrade your matric results when you want to enrol with us. This can be taken at any stage of your life. 

How to get Started

  • Register online or call us toll free : 0800 39 00 27
  • Identify which subjects you want to redo 
  • Select a payment plan 

If you apply online, one of our consultants will get back to you and  help you get started. You can start your studies within three days of registration.

Passed Matric

Have you passed matric and now you’re thinking of what to do next? You’ve come to the right place. Here at Skills Academy, we help make the transition from school to higher education, quick and simple. With us, you have a wide variety of courses to choose from.

Passing matric is a great accomplishment. We have a wide variety of courses that will give you the confidence and qualifications to take on your future career. Click here to view our range of accredited, none-accredited and short course.

Contact Information of the KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Department of Education.

If you find yourself still having questions, feel free to contact the KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Department of Education. Their operating hours are from Monday to Friday from 8am till 4pm.

  • Postal – Private Bag X9137, Pietermaritzburg, 3200
  • Address – Anton Muziwakhe Lembede Building, 3rd Floor, 247 Burger Street, Pietermaritzburg
  • Telephone – 033 846 5000 / 033 392 1000 / 0860 596 363
  • Fax – 033 355 1213
  • Website

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Last updatedJanuary 7, 2020

Author: Tia Sauls 

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