Matric Results 2020 Limpopo

Congratulations class of 2020! The matric results are released and the outcome should be celebrated. After all, you made it through the most difficult school year. Here are some insights on the Matric Results 2020 Limpopo.

With the global pandemic, the year was off to a rough start and final exams started later than usual last year. But good news – the Matric Results 2020 for Limpopo are finally available. Here’s everything you need to about the Limpopo provincial results. 

Matric Results 2020 Limpopo – NSC Matric Pass Rate of 2020

The national and provincial results were announced yesterday and you can finally access yours today. And although there was a 5.1% drop in the national matric pass rate, matriculants should be proud of themselves for surviving the year. The matric 2020 pass rate for Limpopo 68.2%.

Matric Pass Rate for Limpopo for the Last Five Years

In 2018, Limpopo achieved a 70.6% pass rate. The province has seen a 3.2% improvement from the 67.4% they achieved in 2017.

For 2019, the stakes didn’t go any lower for Limpopo. The province achieved a 73.2% pass rate. This is a 3.8% pass rate from 2018. Consistency and excellence seem to be what Limpopo is striving for.

For example, take this school in the deep rural parts of Limpopo, Dendron Secondary School. Dendron Secondary school has consistently achieved a 100% mark for the past 10 years, against all odds.

On the 7th of January 2020, it received a special mention from the Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshega. Limpopo’s Vhembe East region achieved a 81.5% pass. 

Here’s how Limpopo performed for the past 5 years:

  • 2020: 68.2%
  • 2019: 73.2%
  • 2018: 70.6%
  • 2017: 67.4%
  • 2016: 62.5%

Will they be able to continue this streak in 2020? We will have to wait for the Matric Results 2020 Limpopo release date. 

National Matric Pass Rate of the Last Five Years:

The following statistics demonstrate the national pass rate for matric within the last five years. Matric pass rate went from 72.5% in 2015 to 81.3% in 2019. The number declined a bit in 2020 – the national pass rate is 76.2%:

  • 2020: 76.2%
  • 2019: 81.3%
  • 2018: 78.2%
  • 2017: 75.1%
  • 2016: 72.5%

A Student Graduating - a result of her working hard for her Matric Results

Where can I get my Matric Results?

Not sure how to get your results? Don’t worry. There are multiple ways you can go about viewing your matric results. Below we have listed different ways in which you can access your matric results.

Get Results at School

You can get your matric result statement from your school or exam centre where you wrote your exams. Your results will be available today. 

SMS Notifications

You can now receive your matric results via sms. To receive yours, follow these simple instructions. 

To register, all you have to do is:

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

Each SMS costs R1.50 and USSD costs are R1.50 per minute. Free SMSes and minutes do not apply.


The tradition continues, but it comes with a few changes. Your matric exam number will appear in the newspaper, instead of your actual name. Make sure you remember yours. The Matric Results 2020 Limpopo will be available in all major newspapers. Grab a few for you and your family to keep as memorabilia. 

Check Online

Make sure you have your exam number to access your results. Follow the steps on the website to access your results.

What are the Matric Pass Levels? 

The matric pass levels are split into three categories. Each has its own set of requirements. The pass you receive will depend on how well you did in your final exams. 

Bachelor’s Pass 

A Bachelor’s pass allows you to go on to study for a Bachelor’s Degree at a university. The requirements for are: 

  • 40% for your Home Language 
  • At least 50% for four other High Credit subjects 
  • At least 30% for two other subjects 


A diploma pass allows you to study towards a Diploma after matric. You are only allowed to fail one subject. The requirements are as follows: 

  • At least 40% in your Home Language 
  • 40% in four other High Credit subjects 
  • At least 30% for two other subjects 

Higher Certificate 

These are the minimum requirements for passing matric. The requirements to get a certificate pass are listed below: 

  • 40% in your Home Language 
  • At least 40% in four other high credit subjects 
  • At least 30% for two other subjects 

Contact Details for the Limpopo Provincial Department of Education

Do you need to contact the Limpopo Provincial Department of Education? You can find their contact details below. Offices are open weekdays from 7am to 5pm. 

Postal Private Bag X9489, Polokwane, 0700

Physical 113 Biccard Street, Polokwane, 0700

Tel 015 290 9301

Fax 015 297 0885


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Last Updated: September 3, 2021


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Cherri-Lee Rhode
Cherri-Lee Rhode
Cherri-Lee is the Head Writer and Content Team Leader at Skills Academy. She enjoys writing but loves the mentoring and training aspects of her job just as much. Her philosophy and answer for everything is 'skills are taught'. You can view her LinkedIn here

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