SABC to Broadcast the 2018 National Senior Certificate (NSC) results

Johannesburg - Friday, 28 December 2018 – The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) is pleased to announce the broadcast of the 2018 National Senior Certificate results commonly known as the matric results, in partnership with the Department of Basic Education.

The National Senior Certificate results will  be presented by the Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga on 3 January 2019. 

The SABC coverage will be as follows:

  • SABC News online will begin coverage with a technical briefing on how the Class of 2018 performed at 16h00 and proceed with the matric results announcement at 18h00 to 19h00;
  • Television channel, SABC 1 will broadcast the matric results announcement live from 18h00 to19h00;
  • Ikwekwezi FM will broadcast live from 17h45 to 19h15; and
  • SABC News Channel (404 on Dstv) will  start with the  technical briefing at 16h00 and proceed to the matric results announcement from 18h00 to 19h00, with commentary and analysis afterwards.

The SABC Education Matric Results service, which is a partnership with the DBE, will release results to all Grade 12 learners across all provinces who registered on its database using SMS, USSD or the MatricsMate App on 4th January 2019.

Learners can register to access their results on 4th January 2019 as follows:

MatricsMate App

Download the MatricsMate App for free from Google Play and Apple App Stores and register your 13 digits ID number and exam number.


SMS your 13 digit ID number and exam number to 35658. You will be charged R1,50 per minute.


Dial *120*35658#, enter your 13 digit ID number and exam number to register. You will be charged R1,50 per minute.

Should learners have queries relating to registration and use of the SABC Education Matric Results services, they can contact the call centre on 011 504 0008, Monday to Friday from 08h00 to 17h00. On the day of the release, the call center will operate from 06h00 to 17h00.

For further details on the Matric Results services, contact Eric Muragana (Digital Media Manager, SABC Education) on 073 490 8632.


Issued By:                  Group Communications

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