Some 2019 matriculants in KwaZulu-Natal say they are positive that they will achieve good results.

In 2019, the province achieved a 76.2% pass rate.


The Department of Basic Education is expected to release the results of the matric exams for the class of 2019.


The Independent Examinations Board’s (IEB) matric results were released at midnight.

Eighteen-year-old Samantha Mgityana from the Inanda Newtown Comprehensive School, north of Durban, says she’s expecting good results because she worked hard.

“Actually, I’m expecting [good] results because I worked hard. I am expecting to pass with flying colours and to obtain more than two distinctions,” adds Mgityana.

Meanwhile, the South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (Sadtu) and National Teachers Union (Natu)’s provincial spokespersons Nomarashiya Caluza and Cynthia Barnes have applauded the learners and teachers for their hard work.

“We are hopeful that the results will be improving in the province especially the programmes that were run in KwaZulu-Natal. The dedication by teachers and commitment by learners themselves and the support by parents, even though we know in some instances there were some challenges but we are hopeful that our province will keep its graph going up,” adds Caluza.

“We are hoping that learners will have superb marks as they are going to be achieving what they have been working for. Teachers themselves have been giving them enough support and we have been seeing teachers sometimes early in the morning or in the afternoon staying behind and going on with the learners. Sometimes going on as far as working during the weekends where the learners were taught and revisions that were done,” explains Barnes.