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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.

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Certification


Online application for certificate re-issue

Certification

If you have lost or damaged your original matric certificate, or you wrote matric in more than one examination sitting and you want to combine your credits to qualify for a National Certificate, i.e. Senior Certificate (SC) or National Senior Certificate (NSC), you may apply online through the e-Matric e-Re-Issue online service

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SAFE


SAFE Initiative launched

SAFE

The SAFE Initiative, led by the Department of Basic Education in partnership with the National Education Collaboration Trust (NECT), The Nelson Mandela Foundation, is in response to the significant school sanitation challenges facing some of the country’s poorest schools.

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