Gone are the days where getting your matric results meant waking up extremely early to wait for the newspaper to look for your examination number. The good news is that you can now get your 2023 matric results in the palm of your hand. Learn about the multiple ways to access your matric results online at the click of a button.

The Release of 2023 Matric Results

The National Senior Certificate examinations concluded on December 6, 2023. The results will officially be announced by the Minister of Basic Education, Mrs. Angie Motshekga, on the 18th of January 2024 and will be accessible to students the following day on the 19th of January 2024.

The delay between the announcement and the accessibility of results is to ensure that all data is accurately uploaded and that the systems are prepared for the high volume of traffic from students eagerly checking their results. It is a time filled with anticipation, excitement, and, for some, a bit of anxiety.

4 Ways of Accessing Your 2023 Matric Results Online

Starting at 06:00 on the 19th of January 2024, the long wait for thousands of Matric students across South Africa will come to an end. Students can access their 2023 Matric results through various channels, the primary one being the Department of Basic Education’s official website.

To log in and view their results, students need to have their examination number and ID number handy. This process is designed to be user-friendly and secure, ensuring that each student can access their personal results confidentially.

In addition to the online method, students can also collect a printed statement of their results from their respective schools or examination centers. This is often a significant moment for students, as it allows them to celebrate their achievements with peers, teachers, and family members. Schools sometimes organize special assemblies or gatherings to mark this occasion, recognizing the hard work and dedication of their students and staff.

For those unable to access their results online or visit their schools, there are alternative methods available:

1. The Department of Basic Education’s Official Website

2. Sms

  • SMS your exam number to 45856
  • The system verifies the Exam number; your exam number must be correct in order to be accepted.
  • Learners will be charged R1-50 per SMS, free SMS’s do not apply.


  • Dial *120*45856# enter exam number to register.
  • You will be charged R1-50 per minute.
  • Results will be sent to your phone once they are available


  • Download for free from Google Play and Apple App Stores
  • Sign Up using your name, surname and email address
  • Once you have signed up, you will receive a confirmation code via email
  • Use the code you verify your account
  • Once your account has been verified, set a password and login
  • Navigate to the results icon
  • Enter your Exam number and get your 2023 matric results

For students who may find their results are not what they expected, it is crucial to remember that this is not the end of the road. There are multiple avenues for improvement or alternative career paths, including re-marking, supplementary exams, vocational training, and other educational opportunities.

Re-Marking and Re-Checking of Matric Results

For students wishing to apply for re-marking or re-checking of their examination scripts, the following steps are crucial:

  • Register on the e-Gov portal to create a personal account.
  • Log in using your username and password.
  • Select the “e-Re-Mark/ Re-Check” service.
  • Choose the subjects for re-marking or re-checking.
  • Confirm all the information and submit your request.
  • You will receive updates on the status of your request via email.

Important Dates and Fees

  • Application Deadline: February 2, 2024.
  • Results for Re-Marking: Released from March 15, 2024.
  • Fees: R120 for re-mark, R29 for re-check, and R234 for viewing your script.
  • Fee Waivers: Full-time learners at no-fee schools are eligible for fee waivers.

Queries and Corrections

If students have any queries or need corrections (such as name or identity number mismatches), they can contact the Department of Basic Education. It is crucial to submit any queries within 30 days after result release and report corrections before February 21, 2024.

The release of the 2023 Matric results is a significant milestone for South African students. This guide aims to help navigate the process smoothly, from accessing results to understanding the options available for re-marking or re-checking. Wishing all students the best as they prepare for this important day.

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