The Department of Basic Education (DBE) on Sunday urged learners to register their details on its zero-rated website so that they can access their Matric results when they become available.
The DBE also revealed that it has received representations from a vast array of organisations and individuals following the decision to stop the practice of publishing National Senior Certificate results on media platforms.
“In addition to this there is an urgent court application on the matter,” said the DBE.
In handling the matter, the DBE said it was guided by the need to comply with all the legal obligations, but in the final analysis, the constitution compels it to act in the best interest of the learner.
In a quest to strike this delicate balance of complying with the Protection of Personal Information Act and in the best interest of the learner, the DBE said it has been engaged several role players including the Information Regulator and the South African National Editors Forum (SANEF).
“In view of the latest developments with regards to the release of the 2021 Matric Results and the impending litigation, the department has decided that it will abide by the decision of the court,” said the DBE.
The DBE has communicated its position to stakeholders it has engaged including SANEF and other parties.
Meanwhile, candidates are advised to register on the DBE website to view their results when they become available.
Candidates will have to go through a two-step verification process before receiving confirmation of their registration.
A 13-digit ID number and the examination number will be required for registration.
The DBE website is zero-rated, which means it can be accessed whether you have data or not.
“Registration is now open. By lunch today more than 10 000 people had successfully registered,” said the DBE.
The Matric results are expected to be out on Friday.