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Welcome to the National Department of Basic Education’s website. Here you will find information on, amongst others, the Curriculum, what to do if you’ve lost your matric certificate, links to previous Grade 12 exam papers for revision purposes and our contact details should you need to get in touch with us.

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e-Registration for SC(a) exams open

SC(a) exams

Electronic registration for adults planning to write the 2017 Senior Certificate (amended) examinations in the following provinces: Free State, Gauteng, Northern Cape and Mpumalanga is now open and will close on 03 April 2017

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Government Notice

Approval of amendments to regulations and policies relating to the National Curriculum Statement Grades R-12

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