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Preparations for the release of NSC results for the Class of 2014 on schedule, 26 December 2014


Preparations for the release of NSC examinations results are well underway and the Department of Basic Education is on schedule to announce the national and provincial pass rates in January 2015.

The Minister will officially announce the outcome of the 2014 NSC examinations on 5 January in an event to be broadcast live on TV and on the department’s website.

Candidates will also access their results in various newspapers on January 6 using only EXAM NUMBERS and no names.

The Department however urges candidates to obtain their results at the school or exam centre where they wrote their examination. Teachers will be on hand to assist with queries and offer support and advice as well as provide relevant information where necessary.


A total of 688 660 candidates registered to write the examination this year, of which 550 127 were Full Time candidates and 138 533 were Part Time candidates. These examinations were written across 6 740 examination centres with 65 000 invigilators supervising the process over 5 weeks.

KwaZulu-Natal Province had the largest Full Time enrollment (147 605 candidates) and Gauteng was the second province with the highest number of Full Time candidates at 101 284. The Northern Cape enrolled the smallest cohort of 9 504 Full Time candidates this year. Nationally, 300 153 (54.6%) female candidates, and 249 974 male candidates (45.4%) have enrolled to write the 2014 NSC examination.


Enquiries: Elijah Mhlanga – 083 580 8275


Issued by the department of basic education


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Written By: Administrator Account
Date Posted: 1/11/2016
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