Matric Results 2021 Eastern Cape

Wondering when you’ll receive your Matric Results 2021 Eastern Cape? Not to worry, we have all the information you need. You’ll be celebrating your hard work and success very soon.

With final exams underway, you may be wondering when and how you’ll receive your Matric Results 2021 Eastern Cape. Not to worry, we have all the information you need, and more. You’ll be celebrating your hard work and success very soon.

When Will the Matric 2021 Eastern Cape Results be Released? 

Start planning your celebrations! You can expect to receive your results on the 21 January 2022. In the meantime, you can have a look at the Eastern Cape Matric results from 2016-2020.

Past Matric Results – Eastern Cape 

The matric results in the Eastern Cape have improved over the last few years. Unfortunately, there was a 8.4% drop from 76.5% in 2019 to 68.1% in 2020. The top performing district in the Eastern Cape is Nelson Mandela Bay at an impressive 75.5% pass rate. 

Results for the past five years: 

  • 2016: 63.3% 
  • 2017: 65% 
  • 2018: 70.6% 
  • 2019: 76.5%
  • 2020: 68.1% 

Matric Results in South Africa for the Last Five Years

The national matric pass rate has steadily increased over the past five years. The biggest jump was from 78.2% in 2018 to 81.3% in 2019. But the pass rate for 2020 has dropped 5.1% to 76.2%. This result is still good considering how disruptive the year was. 

Results for the past five years:

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

A Graduate waiting for the Matric Results 2020 Eastern Cape release.

How can I get my Matric Results 2021 Eastern Cape? 

It has recently become a whole lot easier to access your matric results. There are many different ways such as the ones listed below.


The preferred way of getting your statement of results is going to the school or centre where you wrote your final exam. So, you will be surrounded by your friends and classmates as you receive the news. Your certificate will be printed and posted a few weeks later.


The Matric Results 2021 Eastern Cape will be posted in all major daily newspapers after it has been made public. You will need to know your exam number as names will not be posted. As a result, only your pass level, for example, B for Bachelor’s pass, will be displayed. No subject results will be printed. 

Send an SMS

Register via SMS by sending your ID number followed by your name to 35658. After your registration has been successful you will receive a confirmation SMS. The cost of an SMS is R1.50. Free SMSes do not apply.

For IEB Results:

If you already provided your cell number, your results will be sent to you automatically. If not, you can register by sending ‘Results’ followed by your ID number and Date of Birth in an SMS to 35135. SMSes cost R3.

Use the USSD service

On the day the Matric Results 2021 Eastern Cape are released:

  • Dial *120*35658# 
  • Answer the questions that follow 
  • Enter your ID number
  • You will then receive your results per subject. Free minutes do not apply.

What are the Matric Pass Requirements? 

The matric pass levels are split into three categories: Higher certificate, Diploma and Bachelor’s Pass. Each has its own set of requirements. 

Higher Certificate 

First of all, a higher certificate is a skills-based qualification. This means that a lot of focus is placed on how skills are applied. 

To get a higher certificate, you need at least:

  • 40% in your Home language 
  • 40% in two other subjects 
  • 30% for four other subjects 
  • to pass six out of seven subjects. 


With a diploma you can apply to study at a TVET College or University of Technology. Courses are usually shorter than a degree but it is much more practical. 

To get a Diploma, you need at least: 

  • 40% for your Home Language
  • 40% for three other subjects excluding Life Orientation
  • 30% in the Language of Learning and Teaching (LOLT) of the tertiary institution (Higher Education Institution),
  • to pass six out of seven subjects. 

Bachelor’s Pass 

With a Bachelor’s pass you can apply to study towards a degree at a university, University of Technology, TVET college or any accredited Higher Learning Institution.

To get a Bachelor’s pass, you need: 

  • 40% for your Home Language 
  • 50% for four other subjects excluding Life Orientation,
  • 30% in Language of Learning and Teaching (LOLT) of the tertiary (Higher Education) institution,
  • 30% for one other subject,
  • to pass at least six out of seven subjects.

Contact Details for the Eastern Cape Department of Education 

Need to contact the Department of Education in the Eastern Cape? Find their details below. 

Postal Address: Private Bag X0032, Bhisho, 5605 

Physical Address: Steve Tshwete Education Complex, Zone 6, Zwelitsha, Butterworth, Eastern Cape

Telephone: 040 608 4200

Fax: 040 608 4040


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Last Updated: December 2, 2021


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Gabrielle Joseph
Gabrielle Joseph
Gabrielle is a junior content writer at Skills Academy. She uses her free time to read, write and listen to music. Gabrielle has a strong passion for education and hopes to pass that on to our readers through her articles. Her ultimate dream is to one day author a best-selling novel.