1. Home
  2. About Us
  3. Newsroom
  4. Resources
  5. Programmes
  6. Curriculum
  7. Information for...
Newsroom » Media Releases » English

Article Details

Basic Education Department concerned about loadshedding during matric examinations, 16 October 2019

The Department of Basic Education has noted Eskom’s announcement regarding the disruptions to the supply of electricity. 

The announcement is extremely unfortunate as it coincides with the start of the matric exams and the subjects (Computer Applications Technology and Information Technology) that need power are being written.

The extent of the impact has not been established as yet because we are waiting for provinces to report. We will provide an update at a later stage. We are monitoring the situation closely ourselves. We will look into the possibility of engaging Eskom with a view to alerting them to negative effect the power cuts may have on national exams.

We however have a backup exam which can be scheduled if there are candidates who are not able to write this exam. Contingency plans are always put in place to accommodate situations of this nature.


Media Enquiries:​   

Elijah Mhlanga                                

Head of Communications

083 580 8275


Hope Mokgatlhe

Ministerial Spokesperson

079 817 0427



You must be a registered subscriber in order to view this Article.
To learn more about becoming a subscriber, please visit our Subscription Services page.

Written By: DBE Webmaster
Date Posted: 10/16/2019
Number of Views: 368

An error has occurred. Error: Unable to load the Article Details page.
Copyright: Department of Basic Education 2019 Terms Of Use Privacy Statement