Where Can I Find My Matric Results: Western Cape

Where Can I Find My Matric Results: Western Cape

Date Published: November 30, 2020

If you are a matric student in the Western Cape, you can access your matric results in these ways when they are released in 2021:

  • The Department of Education
  • Online
  • Your Phone
  • Newspapers

Here is everything you need to know about accessing your matric results in the Western Cape.

The Department of Education

If you experience any difficulties accessing your matric results or you are confused about accessing them, you can contact the Department of Education in the Western Cape.

How to check matric results online

  • Step 1: Visit the Department of Basic Education website.
  • Step 2: Register using your details. (Please note you can only register for matric results until February 22nd the day before the marks are released).
  • Step 3: Click on the link for 2020 NSC exam results.
  • Step 4: Enter your examination number.
  • Step 5: Your results will appear on the screen.
  • Step 6: Click the download button and print.

Read more about how to get your matric results from the DBE here


Accessing your matric results online can be done on a few different websites. The Department of Education’s website will have all the matric results uploaded as soon as they are released. You can access your results here by logging on with:

  • Your Exam Number
  • Your ID Number
  • Your Details

Private school students who fell under the IEB will be able to access their results using the same steps above on the IEB website.

News24 has a website that is specifically dedicated to the matric results. Click here to see your matric results as soon as they are released.

Not only does Matric College offer the latest news in education, but they will also release the matric results as soon as they are published by the relevant education boards.

Your Phone

There are two ways that you can access your matric results using your phone in February 2021:

  • SMS
  • USSD

How to get your Matric Results via SMS 2021 Western Cape

  • 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


The second way to access your matric results on your cellphone is through USSD. This is quick and reliable, all you have to do is:

  • Dial this number on your phone *120*35658#
  • You will be required to answer some multiple-choice questions.
  • Enter your ID and examination number.


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 Western Cape that will have all the 2020 matric results:

2020 Matric Results Release

2020 Grade 12 exam results will be available at 12pm on Tuesday, 23 February 2021, at school and exam centres, and online here.

Author: Andrea Frisby

Published: February 22, 2021


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