The matric class of 2021 will only get their results from their schools.
According to the Protection of Personal Information Act (PPIA), it prohibits the department from publishing matrics’ details in newspapers. The Department of Basic Education says that this is will respect learners’ right to privacy to protect against unlawful collection, retention, dissemination, and use of personal information.
Most members of the public have welcomed the decision, saying it will protect the mental health of many children who feel overwhelmed by the publishing of results.
The matric results will be released on the 21st of January 2022.