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If you passed with a Higher Certificate Pass, you can attend any of the following tertiary institutions after you complete Grade 12:
- A bridging course at an TVET college.
- Trade schools like beauty schools, chef schools or IT colleges.
- In-house training in various industries.
You can also apply for manual or administrative positions at various companies.
If you passed with a Diploma Pass, you can enrol for:
- Bridging courses at TVET colleges.
- Diploma courses at various universities, and universities of technology.
Since universities of technology focus on practical learning, you’ll usually find that a diploma is shorter than a university degree, but includes a much larger practical component.
1.Study at University
If you passed with a Bachelor’s Pass, you can study at any tertiary institution in South Africa, as long as you have met the requirements for your chosen field of study.
3. Apply for Learnerships and Begin Training While Earning Income
A learnership programme could be a good start for you if you did not manage to get a bursary. A learnership is a programme where people with just grade 12 can be offered some training for a certain period but also getting an income at the same time.
After completing your learnership programme, you are supposed to get a certificate indicating the unit standards you have completed. With this certificate, you can use to apply for a job or use it to complement your other academic results to gain access to tertiary training. To find recent learnerships click here or use the search button to find positions available posted on this website.
To make sure you know when your results are available, AfterMatric.co.za will let you know via email as soon as the results are out.
Minister Motshekga will release the examination results on the evening of 4 January 2018.
Candidates will be able to access their results from Friday 5 January 2018 through the DBE website and through the various media outlets through which the results will be made available.
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You can also register for short skills courses at The Shaw Academy. These courses are offered online and most of them last for about a month. The free short courses can help you to get new skills and can help you discover new business ventures.
You can register at the Shaw Academy here.
14-year-old Hjalmar Rall‚ who starts studying for his bachelor’s degree‚ only has thoughts of science.
The boy from Riebeek Kasteel in the Western Cape will be studying towards a BSc Physics degree at the University of Pretoria (UP)‚ which he believes is the “best there is”.
Hjalmar is excited to start his new journey and cannot wait to be among his new study mates.
“I want to ask even bigger questions and find out what else there is to do‚ particularly in theoretical physics and astrophysics‚” he said.
The teenager‚ who was home-schooled by his father‚ Heinrich‚ started the high school curriculum three years early and was elated to pass his A-levels — the UK equivalent of matric — last year. Quoting a character from Alice in Wonderland he said it was an “oh frubjous day‚ caloo‚ calay”.
He told TMG Digital his curiosity had always been piqued by the world of science. “Our family discussed the universe at home since I can remember. I was fortunate in that I grew up in a place where we could see the stars at night. A BSc will help me answer all the questions that were raised by staring into space.”
Hjalmar said that he was overwhelmed by his strong academic performance but was also excited at the prospect of moving to Pretoria with his family. When he is not hitting the books‚ Hjalmar enjoys drawing‚ photography‚ writing haikus and trawling the internet just like any other teen. “I have a passion for researching useless information‚” he added.
This whiz-kid’s mantra in life is to always enjoy what you are doing for it to not be a chore. “As long as it’s not boring‚ I do it‚” said Hjalmar.
Source: TMG Digital
Applying for Replacement certificate: Change of status
If you wrote matric in more than one examination sitting and you want to combine your credits to qualify for a National Certificate, i.e. Senior Certificate (SC) or National Senior Certificate (NSC), you must apply for Replacement certificate: change of status. The department does not automatically combine your credits, unless you wrote a supplementary examination.
You can apply for confirmation statement of results while waiting for the National Certificate.
What should you do?
Pay the prescribed fee by postal order at the Post Office, cash at DBE/PED office or by cheque.
Go to the nearest DBE/PED offices with the following documents:
Your results from all examination sittings
The original identity document (ID) and a certified copy.
The proof of payment
Alternatively you can download form, Replacement Certificate: Change of Status, fill it in and post it with the attached documents including the postal order to: Private Bag X895, Pretoria, 0001
How long does it take?
It takes four to six weeks for Replacement certificate: change of status. The combination statement of results is obtainable immediately.
How much does it cost?
It will cost you R80.00 for the Replacement certificate, and if you want a statement of results, it will cost you an additional R34.00. These fees are valid from 01 April 2015 until 31 March 2016.
Form to complete
Replacement Certificate: Change of Status
Who to Contact
012 357 4511/13
043 604 7709/73
051 404 8000
011 355 0588
KwaZulu-Natal: 031 327 0538/0331
015 290 7747/7830
053 839 6585
018 384 3100/51
021 467 2483
013 766 0033