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LOST CERTIFICATE: applying for re-issue
How to apply

This procedure might slightly differ from province to province, so please check with your provincial department first.

To apply for a copy of your matric certificate, you have to fill out an application form, accompanied by an affidavit, both of which you can download here or get from any of the folowing examination sections of provincial departments:

National office: (012) 357 3000
Western Cape : (021) 467 2000
KwaZulu Natal: (031) 327 0538/0331
Gauteng : (011) 355 0588
North West : (018) 384 3100/51
Eastern Cape : (043) 604 7709/73
Northern Cape : (053) 839 6585
Mpumalanga : (013) 766 5807
Limpopo : (015) 290 7747/7830
Supporting Documentation
A certified copy of your ID dcoument / Birth Certificate must be attached to the application form.
How long does the process take?
The Statement of results is obtainable immediately after you have made a request and a copy of a matric certificate takes 8 to 10 weeks.
What are the costs involved?
A postal order of R250 made out to the Department of Basic Education has to accompany the application form.


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