Where Can I Find My 2021 Matric Results in 2022 in the Western Cape?

Matric results Class of 2021: Western Cape 

There are four easy ways to access your Matric results since they were released on 21 January 2022:

  • Online 
  • Newspapers
  • Your Cell Phone 
  • Your School 

Online:

The Department of Education:

The Department of Education has stated that you are able to view your results on their website. To do this, registration is compulsory. 

Register to view your results at:
https://www.education.gov.za/ResultsRegTest.aspx 

To register, you will need:

  • Your Exam Number
  • Your ID Number
  • Any other personal details that may be needed

Once you have registered, you will be able to access your results. 

The Department of Education is also available if you have any questions. Contact the Department of Education for the Western Cape through their website, or call them on 021 467 2000. 

News24:

News24 has stated that you can sign up on their page to view your results. 

Sign up to view your results at:

https://www.news24.com/news24/matricresults

Newspapers:

There was some confusion around whether or not results would be printed in newspapers after the Department of Education stated that Matric results would not be published on any public platforms. This decision was overturned by the Court on 18 January, and results were published in most major newspapers on 21 January 2022. 

Your Cell Phone:

There are two ways that you will be able to view your results using your cell phone: 

  • SMS
  • USSD

SMS:

To be able to view your results via SMS:

  • SMS your ID number and Exam Number to 35658

Once you have done this, you will be registered to receive your results via SMS.

Note: Your Exam Number and ID Number will be checked. If either of these is incorrect, it will not work, and you will not be able to view your results. The SMS costs R3.00 (Free SMSes do not apply). 

USSD:

To be able to view your results via USSD:

  • Dial *120*35658# 
  • Follow the instructions 
  • Answer the questions and provide your ID number 
  • You will now be able to view your results

Note: Your Exam Number and ID Number will be checked. If either of these is incorrect, it will not work, and you will not be able to view your results. USSD is charged at R1,50 per minute. (Free minutes do not apply). 

Your School:

Your matric results are available for you to collect from your school. Contact your school’s administration to find out what day you will be able to collect them.

Where Can I Find My Matric Results: Western Cape

If you are a matric student in the Western Cape, you can access your matric results in these ways when they are released in 2021:

  • The Department of Education 
  • Online 
  • Your Phone 
  • Newspapers 

Here is everything you need to know about accessing your matric results in the Western Cape.

The Department of Education

If you experience any difficulties accessing your matric results or you are confused about accessing them, you can contact the Department of Education in the Western Cape.

  • Tel: 021 467 2000
  • Email: Media1.Media1@westerncape.gov.za

How to check matric results online 

  • Step 1: Visit the Department of Basic Education website.
  • Step 2: Register using your details. (Please note you can only register for matric results until February 22nd the day before the marks are released). 
  • Step 3: Click on the link for 2020 NSC exam results. 
  • Step 4: Enter your examination number. 
  • Step 5: Your results will appear on the screen. 
  • Step 6: Click the download button and print.

Online

Accessing your matric results online can be done on a few different websites. The Department of Education’s website will have all the matric results uploaded as soon as they are released. You can access your results here by logging on with:

  • Your Exam Number
  • Your ID Number
  • Your Details 

Private school students who fell under the IEB will be able to access their results using the same steps above on the IEB website.

News24 has a website that is specifically dedicated to the matric results. Click here to see your matric results as soon as they are released. 

Not only does Matric College offer the latest news in education, but they will also release the matric results as soon as they are published by the relevant education boards. 

Your Phone

There are two ways that you can access your matric results using your phone in February 2021:

  • SMS
  • USSD

How to get your Matric Results via SMS 2021 Western Cape

  • Step 1: Open a new SMS message on your phone
  • Step 2: Fill in your ID Number AND Exam Number as the message
  • Step 3: Both numbers must have 13 digits to be accepted
  • Step 4: Send the SMS to this number: 35658
  • Step 5: Note that the SMS will cost R3,00 (Free SMS does not apply)
  • Step 6: Your exam number and ID number will be checked – if you send incorrect numbers it won’t work
  • Step 7: You will get your results once they are made available on 23 February 2021

USSD

The second way to access your matric results on your cellphone is through USSD. This is quick and reliable, all you have to do is:

  • Dial this number on your phone *120*35658#
  • You will be required to answer some multiple-choice questions. 
  • Enter your ID and examination number.

Newspapers

Finding your matric results in the newspaper is one of the most traditional ways of doing it. All you need to do is make sure that you have the correct paper.

Here are the newspapers in Western Cape that will have all the 2020 matric results:

  • Die Burger
  • Cape Argus
  • Cape Times Breederivier Gazette

2020 Matric Results Release

2020 Grade 12 exam results will be available at 12pm on Tuesday, 23 February 2021, at school and exam centres, and online here.

Author: Chloe Bydawell 
Editor: Chloe Bydawell 
Date Published: February, 2, 2022

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