Matric Results 2017 KwaZulu-Natal 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.
The official exam results dates are:
National Senior Certificate: 4 January 2018
The Independent Examination Board (IEB) Exams: 3 January 2018
Contact Details for the KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Department of Education
Tel: (031) 327 0538/0331
Website: KwaZulu-Natal 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
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 year the province achieved a 1.8% increase and achieved a 72.5% pass rate, a slight improvement from 70.7% in 2015.
Optimistic about a 10% increase in this year’s results, a goal set at the beginning of the year by MEC Mthandeni Dlungwana, Kwazi Mthethwa, department spokesperson, said they were confident of an improved pass rate and stood by their target. “Our efforts, the dedication shown by our teachers and pupils and based on the achievements throughout the year, we have confidence that the class of 2017 will make our province shine,” he said.
The Congress of South African Students (Cosas) shared this confidence saying excellent results would be the reality.
Cosas provincial chairperson Siyabonga Phakathi said they were aiming at achieving nothing less than an 80% pass rate.
“We managed to pick ourselves up in 2016; the sky is the limit for 2017,” he said.
Phakathi said the dedication shown by the teachers, pupils and the department had been amazing.
However, KZN Parents Association Durban South chairperson Vee Gani said a 10% increase in this year’s results was not possible yet.
He said it was premature for the department to have such high results projections when the education system in the province was faced with many challenges and political interference that led to changes in the management.”
The appointment of the new MEC towards the end of 2016, the appointment of a new head of department and the failure to fill posts, including vacant teachers’ posts, created problems that had an impact in the classroom, he said.
“I am therefore cautiously optimistic of an increase as high as 10%,” Gani said.
Last Updated: January 2, 2018