Matric Results 2017 Gauteng will be released as part of the National Matric Results 2017. The results are announced by the Minister of Education on 4 January 2018. And on 5 January 2018 students will be able to get their results at their schools and exam centres.

Matric Results 2017 Gauteng

Matric Results 2017 Gauteng

The official exam results dates are:

National Senior Certificate: 4 January 2018


The Independent Examination Board (IEB) Exams: 3 January 2018

Latest News: Umalusi Approves Matric Results

On Friday (29 December 2017) the Umalusi council approved the results for the Matric Class of 2017. For the first time in many years, there were not leaked papers.

Umalusi says that the quality of student answers has improved. And that marks has increased overall. So here is to a better result that you might expect!

Watch the Umalusi announcement on YouTube.


Johannesburg – The Congress of South African Students (Cosas) in Gauteng has threatened to petrol-bomb the offices of newspapers that publish successful matriculants this year.

Cosas claims that the public release of the student numbers of Grade 12 learners who have passed was a “suicidal act” and reiterated its condemnation of the public release of results.

This call comes as the country awaits release of the 2017 matric results this week.

In a strongly worded statement attributed to Cosas provincial chairperson Wandile Mofokeng and provincial secretary Sibusiso Sithole, Cosas asserted that the public release of results in newspapers adversely affected learners’ confidence.

“Since the dawn of this suicidal act (public release of results), the future of this country was under threat. Students continually lose confidence in themselves, particularly if they did not appear in these papers. Most of the times there are errors done by these papers that can cost someone’s life,” the organisation contended.

Cosas, a student movement representing basic education pupils and formed in the 1970s, said it would boycott the process of the matric results in Gauteng if the provincial Department of Education continued giving newspapers the student numbers and names of learners who have passed.

“We are going to prepare our petrol bombs and burn these papers that cause a lot of depression and suicide to our constituency,” the body warned.

“We also advise students to go fetch their academic statements at their schools, as this is the only reliable paper we can trust. Students must not waste their time waking up very early for newspapers that are suicidal,” it added.

Melanie Hamaty, a clinical psychologist from PsychMatters Family Therapy Centre in Bedfordview, Ekurhuleni, said that suicide was “attendant to the stressful period shortly before and after the release of matric results”.

“Anxiety, fear and stress are associated with this time. It is during this time that there is an increase of suicide by matriculants who may have failed.”

Contact Details for the Gauteng Provincial Department of Education

Tel: (011) 355 0588

Website: Gauteng Matric Results


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Where to get your Matric 2017 Results

Get your Results Online

You can get your results online at the National Department of Education’s website Exam Results Page.


Matric Results in the Newspapers

The matric results will be published in all the major newspapers. So make sure to get a few copies to keep and to give away to friends and family!


Get your Results from your School or Exam Centre

Your results will be available from your school or exam centre on 5 January 2018.


More information about Matric Results

Huffington Post

News 24

Voices on News24


Telephone numbers for provincial and national Departments of Education

National office: (012) 312 5845/6/7

Free State: (051) 404 8000

Gauteng: (011) 355 0588

KwaZulu Natal: (031) 327 0538/0331

Limpopo: (015) 290 7747/7830

Mpumalanga: (013) 766 0033

Northern Cape: (053) 839 6585

North West: (018) 384 3100/51

Western Cape: (021) 467 2483


Last Updated: January 2nd, 2018