Johannesburg - Matric marking has been completed and the results will be released in the first week of January, the basic education department said on Friday.
“The minister of basic education (Angie Motshekga) will release the 2013 National Senior Certificate examination results on January 6th,” it said in a statement.
The results released on this day would be the overall pass rates, both nationally and provincially.
On January 7 individual pupils' results would be available at schools and in print and online media.
The department said its 35 000 markers, working in 118 marking centres, completed their task on December 15 and the subsequent data capturing process had been concluded.
A total of 57 690 full-time and 130 646 part-time candidates sat for the 2013 matric examinations in 6 699 exam centres.
Quality assurance by Umalusi would now take place.
The department said it had added security features, including a watermark and a serial number, to the statement of results to be issued to pupils. - Sapa