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Registration For 2022 Matric Rewrites Are Open


With matric results set to be released in a few weeks, there is the inevitable likelihood that not all matriculants achieve desirable results. Fortunately, the basic education department has opened registrations for 2022 matric rewrites.


As overwhelming as it may sound to Grade 12 learners who sat for the 2022 final matric exams, some learners will not make it. This is why the Department Basic Education Department (DBE) has opened registrations for the 2022 Matric Rewrites through its Second Chance Matric Programme.

The programme is intended for students who haven’t met the requirements to pass the extended Senior Certificate (SC) or National Senior Certificate (NSC) exams. The curriculum is accessible to everyone who wants to improve their performance.


At least 400 000 learners have received assistance under the programme to “obtain their subject passes towards their NSC or SC qualification,” according to Minister Angie Motshekga’s response to queries about the programme in the National Council of Provinces in October of last year.

The benefits of this programme according to the DBE include: Improvement of student retention, increase in computer skills and job opportunities, and offers of career assistance.


Learners are also able to complete the criteria of the NSC or SC and receive a Grade 12 matriculation certificate. Students have access to bursary opportunities for additional education. The registration period will end on 8 February 2023.

Registrations can be done online on the department’s website or candidates can visit their nearest district office with copies of the following documents.

  • A certified ID or birth certificate
  • Proof of residence
  • Latest high school results

The programme provides in-person assistance, online assistance, and a variety of learning support resources.

The application makes it easier to create learning and teaching support materials (LTSMs) based on diagnostic findings, ensuring that the materials concentrate on typical areas of weak performance originating from prior exams.


Registrations are due to close on 8 February 2023.


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