Madelein Dippenaar from Paarl Gymnasium High School in Western Cape says a mixture of hard work and play are behind her achievement of being listed among the top matric achievers. 0. Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga said the class of 2019 had breached the 80% threshold for the first time. Matric 2019: Western Cape boasts top three candidates in SA, most distinctions. Twitter. Eastern Cape, North West and KwaZulu-Natal recorded the highest improvements as the national matric pass rate rose to a record 81.3% in 2019. By Yoliswa Sobuwa - 08 January 2020 - 09:01 . Email. Telegram. By Francesca Villette Jan 8, 2020. ... followed by Mpumalanga at 23.4%, KwaZulu Natal at 20.7% and Northern and Eastern Cape with 20.3%. The Eastern Cape class of 2019 recorded the country's biggest improvement in matric results with a 76.5 % pass rate, the highest since the advent of democracy. Welcome to our annual celebration of the achievements of our learners in the National Senior Certificate Examinations, kindly hosted again by our Premier, but this time it is our new Premier, who for some reason has appointed me again to this extremely challenging, but also a very rewarding, position. Programme Director, Advocate Manya Members of the Executive Council Members of the Provincial Legislature led by the Deputy Speaker Leaders of the House of Traditional Leaders led by Chief Ngangomhlaba Mathanzima Trade union movement under Cosatu Director-General and Heads of … Over 790 000 full time and part time candidates sat for the 2019 matric exams nationwide. Top achievers: the pride of the nation. The class of 2018 achieved a 78.2% national past rate, which is the best since 1994. Matric 2019 : Top achiever Free State sets sights on 90% pass. All provinces achieved a more than 60% pass rate. Stay Home - Stay Safe 2020. CAPE TOWN/JOHANNESBURG - Fortune Khoza beat the odds to become a top matric achiever. Dippenaar hails from the Northern Cape but she was enrolled at Paarl Gimnasium High School in the Western Cape. That is a fifth to a quarter of matrics who started their matric year who did not write the final exam. WATCH: Motshekga hosts 2019’s top 30 matric achievers Education 11 months ago . Matric results by pass-rate for 2019 PROVINCES. The Eastern Cape had the highest improvement of matric results in the country after obtaining a 76.5% pass rate in the 2019 matric examinations, up from the 70.6 % last year. The Independent Examinations Board (IEB) matric class of 2019 achieved a pass rate of 98.82% - slightly down from the 98.92% registered in 2018. The Eastern Cape Department of Education operates the public schools in the Eastern Cape Province in South Africa and is committed to education excellence. South African parents continue to have confidence in South Africa’s public school system because of the performance of the top achieving learners, says Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga. Antonio Aristides, 2019 matric Top achiever The top pupil says he is happy and proud of his achievements, which he attributes to hard work, perseverance and solid support structures. RELATED: Top matric achiever scores 8 distinctions, despite cancer diagnosis. The Department of Basic Education will release the national matric results on 7 January 2020, while the country’s provinces will host top achievers and announce provincial results on 8 January 2020. The top achievers of the class of 2019 were recognised at the announcement of the pass rate by Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga. Speech by Minister Debbie Schäfer at the Western Cape 2019 National Senior Certificate Awards. The Eastern Cape's matrics improved the … RELATED: SA's top 2019 matriculant, Madelein Dippenaar, opens up about her future plans To top it off, the three highest matric achievers in South Africa overall come from the Cape. The top achiever in a Quintile 1 schools was Molelekeng Mokoena from Tsebo Secondary School in the Free State, Muzomuhle Mthembu from Ndlela Secondary School in Mpumalanga secured second place, while Sinolwethu Mfedu from the Eastern Cape was the third best performer. Pretoria News Image: BALESENG MOSOTHO. Which brings me to the results of the matric class of 2019. The 2018 matric class has achieved an impressive 78.2% percent pass rate. Gauteng came in second place with 87.2% and the North West followed in third place with 86.8%. Eight of the nine South African provinces saw an increase in their overall pass rates. “We’ve got a very big system. Share this article: Share Tweet Share Share Share Email Share. Meet Eastern Cape's top matric pupil who plans on studying medicine. WhatsApp . The list shows that 787 717 pupils from 6 854 schools sat the 2019 matric exams. Grade 12 Top Achiever Awards Ceremony, address by Eastern Cape Premier, Ms Noxolo Kiviet. 14 Jan 2013. Eastern Cape 63 198 48 331 76.5 Free State 25 572 22 602 88.4 Gauteng 97 829 85 342 87.2 Kwazulu-Natal 116 937 95 017 81.3 Limpopo 70 847 51 855 73.2 Mpumalanga 43 559 34 995 80.3 North West 26 819 23 272 86.8 Northern Cape 9 138 6 990 76.5 Western Cape 50 404 41 502 82.3 National 504 303 409 906 81.3 Graph 1: Comparison of NSC performance 2008 to 2019. The Basic Education Department on Tuesday praised the young man for his determination to succeed. The top achieving province was the Free State with a pass rate of 88.4%. Matric class of 2019 achieves 81.3% pass rate. This year saw Gauteng and Western Cape as the provinces that contributed the most top achievers (7 each) followed Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal in a shared second place (4). 6 Jan 2011. News 11 months ago Facebook. Tuesday, January 7, 2020 . CAPE TOWN - Parliament’s Basic Education portfolio committee has congratulated the class of 2019 for the improved matric results. 11 months ago read comments by Sibusisiwe Lwandle - A boy from rural Eastern Cape has been named one of South Africa's top achievers - Lomso Dumezweni said his achievements were through hard and consistent work - He encouraged the 2020 matric class to work hard from day one. The Office of the Premier (OTP) together with the Eastern Cape Department of Education (ECDoE) held a ceremony in honour of the top achievers of the Province in last year’s matric. Matric results: Top performing schools in each South African province Source: Facebook. Top 30 Matrics 2019 All 30 top achievers will continue their education at a university but not before sharing their advice for the Class of 2019 and thanking their teachers and family for their invaluable and ongoing support over the years. Linkedin. District Offices ; Documents Library; FAQS; Government Links; Matric Results; Media Gallery; Newsroom; Tenders; Vacancies; 080 1212 570 Customer Toll Free Hotline. Gauteng leads in matric pass rate Friday 4 January 2019 - 7:22am JOHANNESBURG - Gauteng is the top performing province, with a matric pass rate of just under 88 percent for 2018. We have more than 12 million learners in more than 26 000 schools. This week the matriculant from Nyanga Secondary School in Ncobo, Eastern Cape was among the top 30 matric achievers invited by Minister of Basic Education Angie Motshekga to the announcement of the national matric results at Vodaworld, Midrand in Gauteng. Eastern Cape celebrates top achievers. 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