Sadtu says quality assurance body, Umalusi, must abide by the ruling of the High Court in Pretoria and declare the national certificate examinations credible.

Sadtu along with lobby group Afriforum and a group of independent matric learners brought an urgent application to stop the rewrite.

Sadtu’s Nomusa Cembi says: “The court has ruled and Umalusi should abide by what the court has ruled because we feel that the exams is still credible in that it is a minority of learners and it those learners found to have access to the paper who should rewrite and not all the innocent learners who did not have access to the paper. Evidence shows that it is a minute number of learners who accessed the paper.”