Matric Stats

ProvinceTotal EnrolledTotal WroteTotal Achieved% AchievedRank
Eastern Cape98 41895 69777 91781.42%6
Free State35 63434 45130 67389.03%1
Gauteng132 570127 697109 03085.38%3
KwaZulu-Natal167 247157 911136 36686.36%2
Limpopo94 42493 53374 40079.54%7
Mpumalanga67 99565 53450 42976.95%8
North West42 28741 41833 80881.63%4
Northern Cape13 03212 8429 74075.84%9
Western Cape64 11262 07750 62081.54%5
National715 719691 160572 98382.90
Pass rate for Matric 2023

The national matric pass rate for 2023 has increased to 82.9%, up from 80.1% in 2022. This is the highest pass rate ever recorded in South Africa.

Free State tops the charts with a stellar 89.03% pass rate, followed by KwaZulu-Natal 86.36% and Gauteng at 85.38%. These successes deserve applause, showcasing the effectiveness of tailored educational strategies and dedicated resources. However, provinces like Eastern Cape (81.42%), Limpopo (79.54%), and Mpumalanga (76.95%) lag behind, highlighting persistent inequalities and the need for targeted interventions. Limpopo shows a big jump in comparison to previous years.