Umalusi approves the 2017 national examinations results  (29 December 2017)

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IEB 2017 Matric (NSC) Results

IEB class of 2017 shines as matric results are released (Mail and Guardian)  (3 January 2018)

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Department of Basic Education (DBE) 2017 Matric (NSC)  Results

Minister Motshekga's speech delivered at the release of the 2017 Matric (NSC) results (4 January 2018)

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2017 NSC Technical Reports:

  • 2017 NSC Examination Report. This report provides information on the NSC as a whole. NB The Report is 32 mb.
  • 2017 School Performance Report. This report provides a summary of the overall pass rate for each school for the period 2015 to 2017.  NB The report is 4 mb
  • 2017 School Subject Report. This report provides a summary of the pass rate in eleven subjects for each school. NB The report is 9 mb

The reports may be downloaded from the DBE website. https://www.education.gov.za/NSC2017Reports.aspx


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Pretoria News: “Villages raised the children” (5 January 2018)

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Cutting through the matric results spin - the real facts  (7 January 2018)

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Nic Spaull:  Explaining the matric results in 7 GIFs (5 January 2018)

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My Sunday Times article on Matric 2017 (Nic Spaull, 14 Jan 2018)

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