Guidelines of how learners can register to receive their 2020 Matric Results

Guidelines of how learners can register to receive their 2020 Matric Results

SABC Education launches 2020 matric results services

The DBE (Department of Basic Education) has just announced that the 2020 Matric Exams will be completed by 15 December this year.

The marking for the matric exams will be finished by 22 January 2021.

And the matric class of 2020 will get their results on 23 February 2021.

This is more than a month later than in the past. In previous years the matric results have been released around 5 or 6 January every year.

Amid lots of speculation that the school year might be abandoned for this year, the DBE has now made it clear that they will complete the school year. And the only “carry over” of the school year into 2021 will be the finalisation of the marking of the matric results. As well as the release of the matric results.

In a press release on Saturday afternoon (1 August 2020), the DBE says that:

The school year will not be “carried over” into the beginning of next year

  • There will be a short school holiday as a break between the third and fourth terms
  • The one week break (between 3rd and 4th terms) will be 26 October to 30 October

Below are guidelines of how learners  can register to receive their 2020 Matric Results:

by SMS

• SMS your exam number to 45856
• The system verifies the exam number; your exam number must be correct in order to be accepted.
• Learners will be charged R1-50 per SMS, free SMS’s do not apply

• Dial *120*45856# enter exam number to register
• You will be charged R1-50 per minute
• Results will be sent to your phone once they are available
• Download for free from Google Play and Apple App Stores

Should learners have queries relating to registration and the use of the SABC Education Matric Results service, they can contact our call centre on 011 507 4630 Monday to Friday from 8am to 5pm. However, on the day of the release, the call center will operate from midnight to 5pm.