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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.

Whether you are a learner looking for study guides, a parent/guardian wanting a school for your child, a new teacher seeking employment or a researcher looking for education policies, we’ve taken great care to ensure that you can easily access the information on the website. Should you, however, not find what you’re looking for please send an email to and we will gladly assist.

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SC Exams: November

SC candidates to register for November

SC Exams: November

The Minister of Basic Education, Mrs Angie Motshekga has approved that Senior Certificate (SC) candidates who wrote the June 2019 examination and failed, as well as those that were absent with a valid reason, be allowed to write the November 2019 Examinations.

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Exam preparations

Start preparing for the 2019 NSC exams today! Remember, your success in the final exam will depend on how much extra time you put into preparing.

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