Gallery: Matrics celebrating their resultsSpecial Features / 8 January 2014, 08:08am / IOLMatric pupils celebrate after seeing their names in the newspaper in Rockville, Soweto. They are, from left: Katlego Mickey (Mofari Mphahlele Secondary), Keketso Lefakane (Glenvista High), Lesego Kodisang (Mofari Mphahlele Secondary) and Thapelo Hlongwane (Eastern Capes Selborne College). Photo: ITUMELENG ENGLISHMmeleli Bhaca and Siphumeze Bhaca in Pritchard Street looking at the matric results in a newspaper. Siphumeze Bhaca passed with exemption. Photo: MOTSHWARI MOFOKENGCelebrating were Jeppe High School for Boys pupils Damon Callaghan Gareth King, Waseem Shaikjee, Lindsay John Arendse, Miguel Gibson, Gregory Lou, Darion Smyth and Bradley Marx. Photo: MOTSHWARI MOFOKENGNtsundeni Ndou in his brand-new car, while Limpopo Education MEC Dikeledi Magadzi looks on. Photo: Moloko MolotoThe top matriculants at St Matthews Private School in Rockville, Soweto, were, from left: Sabelo Makhudu, Thenjiwe Nokhonongo, Thembelihle Mkhize, Bongiwe Mposula, Lebohang Phetlho, Palesa Mabaso, Thato Selepe and Tshepo Radebe. Photo: Itumeleng EnglishGauteng's top public school matriculant, Praise Ndebele, centre, hugs runners-up Wini-Louise Myburgh, left, and Elizabeth Bekker during the Gauteng Education Department matric awards ceremony. Photo: Nicholas Thabo TauSibusiso Skhosana, 17, of Prosperitus Secondary School in Eersterus, who obtained six distinctions, with the schools principal Rafael Griffiths. Photo: Oupa MokoenaCara Rossouw, Christian Janse van Rensburg and Sune Heckner of H�erskool Menlopark celebrate after passing their matric. Photo: MASI LOSIPraise Ndebele was named top achiever at a function announcing Gauteng's top matric students in Joburg. Photo: Etienne CreuxMatric pupils at Gauteng's best school, Garsfontein H�erskool, jump for joy after receiving their results. Photo: Masi LosiQiniso Ngiba (centre) shares a proud moment with family, (from left) grandfather Themba, uncle Sibusiso and grandmother Rita. Photo: Gcina NdwalaneMatriculants Aaliya Bux and Ammaarah Majiet celebrate at Westerford High School after finding out that they had passed. Photo: MICHAEL WALKERShamegha Samuels, a grade 12 pupil from Lavender Secondary who wrote the matric exams after she gave birth to her son Mogamat Zaid has passed. Photo: Cindy WaxaAngelique Vries of Trafalgar High School has passed matric with five disctinctions. Photo: Henk KrugerIntlanganiso Secondary School pupils celebrate their achievements. Photo: WILLEM LAW.Kyle Jantjies from Mount View High School is congratulated by principal Archie Benjamin. Photo: WILLEM LAWWesterford High School pupils gather at the school to see their results. Photo: David RitchieWesterford High School matriculants Leanne Nefdt, Lauren Mitchell, Adrienne Timmes and Mahdi Marcus celebrate their achievements. Photo: David RitchieTop achiever Sanele Mdlalose flanked by his aunt, Gugu Sikhosana, and sister, Thembela Mdlalose, at the announcement of the matric results by Minister Angie Motshekga. He was one of the 8 pupils from KwaZulu-Natal who were invited to the event having excelled in various subjects. Photo: SuppliedEcstatic matriculant Sadia Khan and Anandh Appanna, the principal of AM Moolla Spes Nova School, in Phoenix, celebrate the news of her diploma pass in spite of her physical challenges. Photo: Zanele ZuluSabelo Makhubu from Emndeni in Soweto achieved seven distinctions. Photo: Boxer NgwenyaTshepo Radebe, left in blue shirt, from Dlamini in Soweto studied at St Matthews High School. Here he is lifted into the air by his family. He got eight distinctions. Photo: Boxer Ngwenya2013 matric pupils countrywide celebrated getting their results. Education Minister Angie Motshekga announced a 78.2 percent pass rate for the 2013 matric class.