Limpopo Matric Results 2010-2020

= Limpopo Matric Results (2010 – 2020) The matric pass rate in 2020 for Limpopo was 68%. This is down from the 73% that they scored last year which was...


Limpopo Matric Results (2010 - 2020)

Limpopo Matric Results (2010-2020)

The matric pass rate in 2020 for Limpopo was 68%. This is down from the 73% that they scored last year which was their highest score in over 10 years.

  • 2010: 58%
  • 2011: 64%
  • 2012: 67%
  • 2013: 72%
  • 2014: 73%
  • 2015: 66%
  • 2016: 63%
  • 2017: 67%
  • 2018: 71%
  • 2019: 73%
  • 2020: 68%

Limpopo Quality of Passes

Of the 78 695 students that wrote 29.1% received Bachelor’s Degree Passes and 23.6% received Diploma passes. 15.4% of the matric class of 2020 received Higher Certificate passes and only 5 students passed with an NSC level.


Jan Badenhorst, CEO of Matric College talks about the Limpopo matric results over the last nine years and provides a prediction on the 2020 matric results

Limpopo is one of the provinces that struggles the most with education. Battling at the bottom of the provincial ranking, Limpopo has managed to show an incline in their matric pass rate each year since 2016. 

A concerning factor in the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic is the movement of classes and learning material online. It is difficult to imagine how a province with this many disadvantaged schools, that lack access to electronic resources, will cope.


2016 saw the mostly rural province of Limpopo score a matric pass rate of 63%. This is a rapid decline from their matric pass rate of 66% the year before. 

The decline brings no surprise the Limpopo province sat well below the national matric pass rate average.


In 2017, the Limpopo province experienced a 4% incline in their matric pass rate. This landed them a pass rate of 67%. 

Once again the province of Limpopo remained below the national average.


Limpopo achieved the lowest matric pass rates at 71% in 2018. 78.2 was the national pass rate that surpassed Limpopo by a landslide. 

Despite the milestone performance of the nation overall, the pass rate for Limpopo still remains low. This mostly has to do with the poor quality of schools in this specific province.


2019 saw an impressive increase in the Limpopo matric pass rate, taking it to 73%. The national pass rate was however close to 10% higher than what this particular province was able to achieve. 

Once again, Limpopo was ranked ninth in terms of academic performance.


The matric pass rate in 2020 for Limpopo was 68%. This is down from the 73% that they scored last year which was their highest score in over 10 years.

When will you get your results?

IEB results: February 19 2021

National Senior Certificate results for all provinces except Western Cape: 6am on February 23 2021

National Senior Certificate results for Western Cape: 5am on February 24 2021

Get your Matric Results from your School or Exam Centre

Your full Statement of Results will be available at your school or exam centre on 23 February 2021, but remember:

  1. Social distancing
  2. Wear a mask!
  3. Follow covid safety rules at your school

The IEB (Independent Examinations Board) Matric Exam results for the Matric Class of 2020 will be released on Friday, 19 February 2021.

IEB Matric students can get their results as follows:

How to get your Matric Results via SMS 2021: Limpopo

  • 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

Newspapers Where You Can Find Your Matric Results

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 Limpopo that will have all the 2020 matric results:

Options If You Are Unhappy With Your Results 

It might happen that you are not happy with your matric results. You have until the 26th of March 2021 to apply for re-marking, re-checking or viewing of your examination paper. 

To apply, you must fill in an application form for re-checking and re-marking. You will be able to find these forms at any District offices and your respective school. These application forms will also be made available at examinations centres where students wrote.

The fees are structures as follows:

  • Re-mark: R120
  • Re-check: R29 
  • Viewing: R234 

Please keep in mind that a viewing of the exam paper can only be done after a re-mark or a re-check. The applications for this close 7 days after the release of the respective re-mark or re-check. 

Any candidate that is from a non-paying school or who have been granted a concession on school fee payments do not have to pay for the remarking of rechecking. 

Withheld Results 

Examination irregularities will mean that your matric results will be withheld. You can either:

  • Contact your school or district office and ask why your results are being withheld. 


  • You can appeal in writing and apply to write the May/June examinations. 


All students are given a second chance to write their matric exams in June 2021. This can be either because you want to improve your results or because you did not pass the first time. 

Students who were absent during the combined November examinations can also write at this time. Applications close on the 26th of March 2021. 

Author: Andrea Frisby 

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