This article attempts to point our visitors from South Africa to where they can access the Matric result 2023. We highlighted the 4 ways to access the NSC Matric results. You’ll find the information about the result release dates and links to the Ministry of Basic Education news headlines helpful, read on.

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The date for checking the Matric Results 2022 is the 20th of January 2023.

When will Matric results be released?

The Minister of Basic Education will announce the outcome of the final exam on the 19th of January 2023.

The date for checking the Matric Results 2022 is the 20th of January 2023.

See below how to check the results via SMS and online. The results can be collected at your local schools too. Here are some key dates between the 20th of January 2023 and the 15th March 2023 that you should know.

Matric results highlights

  • Early February – Remarking and rechecking
  • Mid-March – Application forms will be available at schools on the education ministry website.
  • Early June 2022 –  Registration for NSC supplementary examination
  • Mid-June 2022 – Collection of 2022 NSC examination certificates at schools
  • Check Matric Results Online, School, Newspaper, SMS and USSD

1. Get Matric results at school

Students can collect results from their schools in some provinces. Last year the schools applied strict COVID-19 control measures. The good news is that this year is back to normal.

Please, contact your schools prior to going there. Ask the school about the ID and proof that you need to show to get your results prior to going there.

Also, make sure the school caretakers, head teachers and principals are present at the school before you go. 

2. Check matric results 2023 online

The Department of Education has released procedures on how to check the 2023 matric results online. Here are 3 online platforms for matriculants to check their matric results online.

Department of Basic Education Login using your exam number, personal details such as the names and the home language
IEB Enter exam number and the date of birth
- Submit your request to access the results
News24 Enter your examination number
- Select the type of exam, NSC;
- Search the results to get your results

Note that the website traffic may be high causing delays in response time. The best way is to be patient and wait for the results to show on your screen as it is expected.

Know the key dates for Matric results, rechecks and registration 2023 here.

3. Check matric results via USSD or SMS

Students from the registered provinces can receive their results through USSD quick codes of 182 characters or SMS lines. The matrix results for 2023 will happen in real-time, as they are released to the students.

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) is coordinating the USSD and SMS platforms. Students must register prior to using the results service. Here is how to register for USSD and SMS.

To register on USSD,

  • simply dial *120*45856#
  • enter your exam number to register

(Registering on USSD will cost R1-50 per minute)


  • text your exam number to 45856
  • follow the prompt

(The system will verify your details, and you will be charged R1-50 per message)

4. Matric results 2022 newspaper

The newspapers publish the matric results. You can also simply buy a copy of your favourite paper to check your results.

Also, check the major news online services will have the online versions will have the results.

If you prefer to wait, you can also visit your school and collect your 2021 matric results from there.

Useful info links

The Department of Basic Education staff and support staff will provide help to students and stakeholders who may face problems accessing their results online or via USSD and SMS. The best way to get help would be to, directly, contact your school or provincial education authority.

In case you want to get in touch with DBE, send an email to

In our research for this article to help our visitors from South Africa, we found out that the best place to check your results and get help is at the DBE website. Visit the home page or read the latest news updates here.

We also found this article about the NSC Matric results for 2021/2022 on the Matric College website useful. If you need more information, click here to read the article about the Matric results.

The information is collated from the Department of Basic Education (DBE) and SABC.

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We wish you all the best!