How to Check Matrics results online or SMS in 2022?

What to find out how to check matrics results for 2022? This article will help. The Grade 12 students (2022 Matric Class) can check their results online or via USSD and SMS. This year, you can also see your results published in the newspapers.

This article provides a step-by-step guide to how to check your Matric Results (Check it out).

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When is the 2022 Matric result coming out?

The Department of Basic Education announced that the national matric results for learners in public schools are expected to come out on the 20th of January 2022.

The individual results will be made available online on the 21st of January 2022.

Grade 12 students (the Matric Class of 2022) can access their results on the 21st of January 2022. The results can be collected at your local schools too. 

Why Education Department release 2021 Matric Exam Result?

The Pretoria High Court found that the results of the exams are matters of public interest. As a result, it instructed DoBE to release the results for 2022 to students.

This came after the education ministry announced that it will not release the exam results citing the privacy and the Protection of Personal Information Act.

How to check the results via SMS and online

The Department of Basic Education staff and support staff will provide help to students and stakeholders who may face problems accessing their results online or via USSD and SMS. 

The best way to get help would be to, directly, contact your school or provincial education authority.

In case you want to get in touch with DBE, send an email to

Here are some clear instructions for accessing Grade 12 results online and via USSD or SMS. This article also has links to reliable sources where you can get the latest updates.

Last year's matric results date (2021/2022)

The updates below are from last year. The dates will give you an idea about when the results came out; and how the Grade 12 students access their results.

More details via the link 

  • Update #2: The Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga, will announce the release of the 2020 matric results on the 22nd of February 2021.
  • Update #1: Students will be able to access their results on the 23rd of February via SMS, USSD, newspapers or at their examination centres.

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