SABC Education in partnership with the Department of Basic Education (DBE) is launching its Matric Results service which runs from 19 January until 28 February 2022. The Minister of the Department of Basic Education will release the senior certificate results on Thursday, 20th January 2022 and the candidates’ results on Friday, 21st January 2022.

The SABC Education Matric Results service will release the results to all students across all Provinces who have registered using the SMS, USSD and MatricsMate App on the mid-night of the day of the release.

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

Register on our mobile services to receive your 2021 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 the 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 4755, Monday to Friday from 8am to 5pm. However, on the day of the release, the call center will operate from Midnight to 5pm.

In addition, SABC Corporate in partnership with SABC Education, will be launching a campaign called #MatricCentric, with a sub tagline of #Classof21 that is meant to recognize, inform, and educate the class of 2021. The aim of the campaign is to not only congratulate those who matriculated, but also provide information required for the matriculants to navigate life after high school and provide support for those who will need to redo their matric.

The #MatricCentric Campaign will see a series of 3 LIVE videos/audio chats being formulated on our social media platforms as we speak to Matriculants about their next step after Matric.

For further details on the SABC Education Matric Results services, contact Raymond Moruku, Project Manager for Matric Results campaign, SABC Education, at or visit

Embargo on the publication of results: 

The 2021 National Senior Certificate (NSC) examination results will be released at the different schools at 08:00 on Friday, 21 January 2022. These results will be made available to the media houses / Service Providers on Thursday, 20 January 2022, at 07:00. The publication of results will be embargoed until 06:00 on Friday, 21 January 2022 for all PEDs results, except in the Western Cape.

The Western Cape data will be released to the media houses / Service Providers on Friday, 21 January 2022 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

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