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Matric results wont be published due to Protection Of Information Act



Johannesburg- The Basic Department on Education has announced that matric results will no longer be published on media platforms.

Media houses have been issued with a notice, stating that “the usual practise of publishing the National Senior Certificate (NSC) results on public platforms (media platforms) will not occur for 2021”.

The 2021 matric results are to be released on the 21st of January.

The department cited the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) as the reason, saying the dissemination of pupils’ personal information would be in contravention of POPIA.

“In order to comply with the provisions of the POPIA, the usual practice of publishing the National Senior Certificate (NSC) results on public platforms (media platforms) will not occur for 2021,” the letter read.

“As was also the practice in previous years, all learners will be required to obtain their statement of results from the schools they attended. In this way, every learner’s personal information with regards to the outcome of their National Senior Certificate exam will be protected.”

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Anelisa Sibanda




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