Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has revealed the matric pass rate for 2017, with 75.1% of students progressing.
The pass rate of 75.1% is up compared to the 72.5% pass rate of 2016.
Candidates can get their individual results on 5 January from their school or the centre where they wrote their exams, major newspapers, local websites, and SMS and USSD services.
Over 50% of learners passed with the required standard to enable them to access higher education — either universities or universities of technology.
Matric pass rate from 1995 to 2017
The table below shows the matric pass rate over the past two decades.
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