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Matric results will still be published in papers

By Tebogo Monama | Oct 13, 2011 | COMMENTS [ 10 ]

THE Department of Basic Education has announced that National Senior Certificate results will still be published by all accredited media.

The decision follows a meeting between the department and the South African National Editors Forum (Sanef). This after earlier reports that media houses had missed the September 30 deadline for accreditation to publish the results.

The department said the deadline had now been extended to October 26 to allow media institutions to study and agree to the Norms and Standards for the Public Release of the Results.

Department spokesman Panyaza Lesufi said they and Sanef would meet the Young Communist League (YCL) next week to address its concerns about the impact of releasing the results in newspapers.

The YCL had earlier said the exercise was responsible for the number of suicides committed by candidates who had failed.

Examination representatives from all provinces held a two-day meeting in Pretoria last week to discuss whether to continue with publishing the results in newspapers.

The SA Depression and Anxiety Group said there was no evidence to support that there was an increase in teenage suicides when matric results were released.

Matric examinations start on October 24 and finish on December 1. Marking in eight provinces will start on December 2, while Gauteng starts on November 9.


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matric result have bin publish since den, so i dnt c any problem with it at all, at least to some of us we appear on the newspapers once. All the best to the matric. hope dey'll neva adjust the result dis

Oct 13, 2011 9:44 | 0 replies

If malema didnt k.ill himself then why should they stop publishing the results,
hey wena counter-revolutionary...President Malema passed his matric first time and yes his name was in the paper.

Oct 13, 2011 2:39 | 0 replies

They should also publish Zuma's results as a source of inspiration to the kids.

Oct 13, 2011 1:25 | 0 replies

If malema didnt k.ill himself then why should they stop publishing the results, these kids will still commit suicide if they want with the results published or not so its simple either they study or not but hell they shouldnt expect a miracle...

Oct 13, 2011 12:27 | 0 replies

These are Malema colleagues who would appreciate them not published. Neeeeeeer We publishe them.

Dont worry will only publish only those who passed. It think they wont mind. If you've failed we won't publish you is it ok? I guess so.

Oct 13, 2011 12:21 | 0 replies

Publish the results. When I wrote my matric, people where loughing because my name didnt appear on the news papers. But instead of taking my life, I went to the college I was attending... only to find out that I passed with flying colours.

Oct 13, 2011 12:0 | 0 replies

Results have been published way back
they must study hard and stop with the nosense

Oct 13, 2011 10:38 | 0 replies

Tired of these spoilt brats who think that they can control everything, they must read their books and stop behaving like adults. They should know better....

Oct 13, 2011 10:34 | 0 replies

you guys (DBE) must stop playing with us and do your job! please!

Oct 13, 2011 10:0 | 0 replies

They should also publish Zuma's results as a source of inspiration to the kids.
hahahahahahahaha which one??

Oct 13, 2011 3:48 | 0 replies