Matric Results 2020 – How to check results Online & via SMS / USSD

When the matric results will be released?

The matric results will be officially released on 22rd February, 2021 midnight.

Where can you get the results?


In South Africa there are many ways to check your Matric Results, you can get results in the traditional way on newspaper, collect the results at schools and examination centers.

In South Africa there are many ways to check your Matric Results, you can get results the traditional way in the newspaper, on the day of matric results release and pupils will be able to collect their results at schools and examination centres.

Previously, scores have been announced shortly after the New Year celebrations, but the school year has changed dramatically in 2020 due to the pandemic. The Education Department announced that candidates would complete their matric exam by December 15th 2020. 

Marking of the exams is scheduled to commence soon after and will end on January 22nd 2021. Therefore, DBE will release the long-awaited matric grades on February 23rd, 2021. 

Get them online on the Department of Education website and website listed below or also via SMS / USSD.

The National Department of Basic Education of South Africa’s National Senior Certificate will be released on the second week of January. Many South African news sites are offering ways to see your results online, and have them delivered to your mobile phone when they become available.

The following online publications have promised to have the results on their respective Matric results portals as soon as they are released…


Check Matric Result ONLINE

Government Websites to get Matric Results Online

  • The Department of Basic Education: The department always puts results up on its

You will need the following to log in:

  • Exam number (don’t misplace this during the holiday!)
  • Home Language
  • Your personal details (name, surname, etc.)

Other websites to get your matric results

Check Matric Results via SMS / USSD

  • SABC Education: You can have your results sent to you by SABC Education via SMS or USSD, to register on the service, SMS your ID and exam number to 45856 or dial *120*45856#. The USSD service will ask you a number of multiple-choice questions before releasing your results per subject. SMSes will cost R3 and USSD rates apply.
  • IOL: IOL also has an SMS service running, just send the word matric and your exam number to 45479. SMS’ costs R1.50.

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