Matric 2021 results will not be published on public platforms says DBE

Matric 2021 results will not be published on public platforms says DBE

The Department of Basic Education (DBE) has confirmed that it will not be publishing the Matric results for 2021 on public platforms. 

Matric results

The DBE has cited the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) as the reason to not publish the much-anticipated results.  

“The DBE recognises that section 14 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996, provides that everyone has the right to privacy. This right to privacy includes a right to protection against the unlawful collection, retention, dissemination and use of personal information,” says spokesperson, Elijah Mhlanga. 

“In order to comply with the provisions of the POPIA, the usual practice of publishing the national senior certificate (NSC) results on public platforms (media platforms) will not occur for 2021.”

Mhlanga says matrics should collect their matric results from the schools that they attended. 

“As was also the practice in previous years all learners will be required to obtain their statement of results from the schools they attended. In this way every learner’s personal information with regards to the outcome of their national senior certificate exam will be protected.”

Results are expected to be released next Wednesday. 


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