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SC(a) exams

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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Matric Results

Release of NSC Exam results

Matric Results

The 2016 National Senior Certificate examinations concluded on 29 November 2016. Minister Motshekga will announce the outcome of the examinations on 04 January 2017. The announcement will be broadcast live on SABC 1 and eNCA at 18h00.

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