Date: Jan 12, 2021


Johannesburg – Thursday, 31 December 2020 - SABC Education in partnership with the Department of Basic Education (DBE) in “Enriching Minds, Enriching Lives” is launching its Matric Results service, which will run from 31 December 2020 until 29 February 2021.

The SABC Education Matric Results service will release the results to all students across all Provinces who have registered, using the SMS or USSD line on the 22nd of February 2021.

We encourage learners to pre-register using the SABC Education Matric Results service, and by register using any of our registration mechanisms, either via SMS or USSD and you stand a chance to WIN your share of R10, 000 in airtime! You can also download our MatricsMate App to receive your Senior Certificate Exam results through Google Play and Apple App Stores.

Learners must register with their exam number on the platform of their choice to access their results.

Register on our mobile services to receive your 2020 Matric Results:



  • SMS your exam number to 45856
  • The system verifies the exam number; your exam number must be correct in order to be accepted.
  • Learners will be charged R1-50 per SMS, free SMS’s do not apply


  • Dial *120*45856# enter exam number to register
  • You will be charged R1-50 per minute
  • Results will be sent to your phone once they are available


  • Download for free from Google Play and Apple App Stores

 Should learners have queries relating to registration and the use of the SABC Education Matric Results service, they can contact our call centre on 011 507 4630, Monday to Friday from 8am to 5pm. However, on the day of the release, the call center will operate from midnight to 5pm.

 For further details on the SABC Education Matric Results services, and request for TV interviews, the public can contact Shanitha Singh, Business Unit Manager: SABC Mobile at 083 231 4941 and Radio interviews, contact Eric Muragana, Digital Media Manager, SABC Education at 073 490 8632 or visit


Embargo on the publication of results: 

The 2020 National Senior Certificate (NSC) examination results will be released at the different schools at 08:00 on Tuesday, 23 February 2021. These results will be made available to the media houses / Service Providers on Monday, 22 February 2021, at 07:00. The publication of results will be embargoed until 06:00 on Tuesday, 23 February 2021 for all PEDs results, except in the Western Cape.

The Western Cape data will be released to the media houses / Service Providers on Tuesday, 23 February 2021 at 12:00. It must be emphasized that the integrity and credibility of the examinations depend on how the results are handled by the various service providers. Failure to abide by the above-mentioned conditions will result in legal action against the recipient of the data, and the recipient will be barred access to all examination results/data in future.

 NB: Bursaries are available from NSFAS for any course of study. Contact NSFAS on 08600 NSFAS (0860067327), e-mail or visit



Issued By: SABC in partnership with the Department of Basic Education

Media Enquiries:       Mmoni Seapolelo (SABC Acting Spokesperson) | T. 011 714 3057 |C. 073 688 1590



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