Matric Results 2020: KwaZulu-Natal

Matric Results 2020: KwaZulu-Natal

Date published: December 19, 2020

Matric Results 2020 Kwazulu-natal

The KwaZulu-Natal class of 2020 saw a pass rate of 78%. This was a decline from the 81% matric pass rate that they received in 2019.

KwaZulu-Natal Matric Results 2020

Over a four year period, KwaZulu-Natal has experienced a consistent rise in their matric results. 

The KwaZulu-Natal class of 2020 saw a pass rate of 78%. This was a decline from the 81% matric pass rate that they received in 2019.

KwaZulu-Natal Matric Results 2010 - 2020

The results were as follows:

  • 2010: 71%
  • 2011: 68%
  • 2012: 73%
  • 2013: 77%
  • 2014: 70%
  • 2015: 61%
  • 2016: 66% 
  • 2017: 74% 
  • 2018: 77% 
  • 2019: 81% 
  • 2020: 78%
KwaZulu-Natal Matric Results (2010-2020)

KwaZulu Natal Quality of Passes

KwaZulu Natal had the highest number of candidates to write the 2020 matric finals at 135 225.  Of these students, 37.8% received Bachelor’s Degree passes whilst 26% got Diploma passes.

18 658 students passed with a Higher Certificate pass totalling 13.8% of the 2020 class. 24 students received an NSC pass.


Where To Find Your Matric Results As A Student In KwaZulu-Natal

As a student in KwaZulu-Natal, you have the following options when it comes to receiving your matric results:

  • The Department of Education in Gauteng
  • Online  
  • Your Cellphone
  • The Newspaper

Districts with the best Matric Results in KwaZulu-Natal – 2019


The top-performing district in KwaZulu-Natal for the 2019 matric results is the Ugu district with a pass rate of 86.3%.

Here are the top 4 districts with the highest matric results:

  • Ugu
  • Amajuba
  • Pinetown
  • Umgungundlovu

Click here to read more about the top districts with the best 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: Elzanne Van Niekerk

Published: March 4, 2021


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