Cape Town - The Department of Education on Tuesday said it has left no stone unturned in its bid to ensure a "credible and integrous" National Senior Certificate (NSC) examination this year.
Here are 12 things you need to know about this year's Matric finals:
* A total of 796 542 candidates will write the 2018 NSC examination across 6 888 examination centres in South Africa.
* The number of full-time candidates is 629 141 and the number of part-time candidates is 167 401.
* On Monday, 15 October, the first practical examinations in Computer Applications Technology (CAT) will be administered to 37 340 candidates.