The High Court in Pretoria will on Friday deliver judgment in an application challenging the Basic Education Department’s decision that the two leaked matric exam papers should be rewritten. It will be delivered at 2 pm.

The South African Democratic Teacher’s Union, lobby group AfriForum and independent learners have brought the urgent court application.

The two papers in question are Physical Science Paper Two and Mathematics Paper Two.

Minister Angie Motshekga announced last Friday that learners would rewrite the two papers on December 15 and 17 respectively.

Motshekga says the two papers must be rewritten to protect the integrity of the matric examinations:

In the video below is Thursday’s court proceedings:

Mixed reactions from learners on the rewrite:

The National Professional Teacher’s Organisation of South Africa believes the exam rewrites should have been targeted at the schools where evidence was found of pupils having accessed the leaked exam papers, while the National Teachers’ Union Allen Thompson welcomes the decision for matrics to rewrite.