Matric results 2018 release date are announced by the Minister of Education on midnight 3 January 2019  And on 4 January 2019 students will be able to get their results at their schools and exam centres.

Find Results by Province:


NSC Matric Pass Rate of 2018

If you are interested in the national and provincial pass rates of matric for 2018 then look no further as we have all the data right here.

The Matric pass rate for this year and how it compares over the last 10 years.

2018: 78.2%

2017: 75.1%
2016: 72.5%
2015: 70.7%
2014: 73.9%
2013: 78.2%
2012: 73.9%
2011: 70.2%
2010: 67.8%
2009: 60.6%
2008: 62.5%

The National Pass Rate Per Province.

Free State: 91.1%
Gauteng: 89%
Western Cape: 83.2%
North West: 83.8%
Northern Cape: 75.2%
Mpumalanga: 80.4%
Kwazulu-Natal: 76.8%
Limpopo: 70.6%
Eastern Cape: 71.4%



This shows that the upward moving trend of the increase in matric pass rates is continuing, which is without a doubt a good sign.


IEB Matric Pass Rate

The IEB matric pass rate this year was exceptional increasing from the already high 98.67% from 2016 to new heights of  98.76% in 2017. These results are from the 112 000 students who wrote the IEB exams nationwide. 88.50% of the IEB students are eligible to study a degree programme in 2018.


At Skills Academy you can Study the following Courses without Matric:

How To Obtain Your Matric Results

After the matric results are released, many students will be anxious to find out what marks they achieved in matric. Luckily, there are four different ways that you can find out your matric results.


IEB Exam Results

If you are an IEB student you will need to find out your results on the IEB website. Right here,


Department of Basic Education

One of the first ways to obtain your results is to log onto the Department of Basic Education’s website below. If you attended a public/government school, then your results will definitely be available on this site. You will need the following to log in:

  • Exam number
  • Home Language
  • Your personal details (name, surname, etc.)


Your Cellphone

Follow these steps to sign up for the service:

  • SMS your exam number and ID number to 35658
  • There is a once-off cost of R3 when you register
  • As soon as the Department releases the results – you will get your results via sms immediately


Make a Call

Dial 082 152 for your results.


The Newspaper

Matric Results 2018

It will be in all of the big Newspaper brands for example:

  • The Rapport
  • The Argus
  • The Star
  • And online at


Your High School

Two days after the initial results are released, your school will give you your results. (Note: This isn’t your official matric certificate)


Matric Results 2018

National Senior Certificate ExamsNational Matric Results HereSome provinces also give their results on their websitesEastern Cape Matric ResultsFree State Department of EducationGauteng Education DepartmentKwaZulu-Natal, Department EducationLimpopo Education DepartmentMpumalanga Education InformationNorth West Grade 12 InformationNorthern Cape Matric InformationWestern Cape Matric ResultsTelephone numbers for provincial and national Departments of Education National office: (012) 312 5845/6/7 Eastern Cape: (043) 604 7709/73 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

Did you marks not come back the way you hoped? 

What Are My Next Steps?

Now that you have figured out where you went wrong you can take steps to improve your situation. This process is not difficult but it does take a lot of time to do this. So what are your options?


Sign Up at Skills Academy                             

Matric results 2018 release date

We are a Distance Learning College that offers a wide range of courses that are accredited and non-accredited. We also offer courses to students that don’t have a matric certificate. Click here to register with Skills Academy.


Where is Skills Academy located?

Skills Academy has two separate branches, handling different requests. Our Pretoria office is our registration office and handles all requests by visitors and enquirers looking to register with us.   Pretoria Office: Registration Office 440 Hilda Street Office 400 2nd floor Hatfield, Pretoria Telephone: 0127402350


Our Cape Town branch is our telephonic student support branch.   Cape Town Office: Telephonic Student Support Unit 53B, Mega Park C/o Peter Barlow Drive & Robert Sobukwe Road Bellville South 7530 Telephone:021 838 8250 Website:



Skills Academy Bookkeeping Course Through Distance Learning

The ICB bookkeeping programme is comprised of four different levels. Inside each level can be several courses.

  • Foundation Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Upper Intermediate Level
  • Advanced Level

As you finish each level, you will get approved by the ICB. You will get an ICB Certificate. As you finish the different courses inside the levels, you will get recognition from FASSET in the type of your formal qualification from FASSET.

Is Skills Academy accredited?

Yes, we are accredited and registered with a number of bodies. Details can be found below.


Our Accreditation Information:

The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers Accreditation Number – 300830 1 July 2015 – 30 June 2020 FASSET Accreditation Number – A58500025 25 May 2016 – 24 May 2020 (DHET) Registration The Further Education and Training Colleges Act (Act 16 of 2006) says that providers of education must register with the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET), if they intend to offer National Qualifications (qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework) that have an NQF Level of 2, 3 or 4. Skills Academy has applied for registration, and we are awaiting the outcome from the DHET. We have received acknowledgement from the DHET that they have received our application.


Last Updated:  January 3, 2019