Northern Cape Matric Results 2016 – 2020

Northern Cape Matric Results 2016 – 2020

For the fast few years, the Northern Cape province has struggled to improve their matric results as they have remained in the 70s. The last the Northern Cape saw a matric pass rate over 80% was in 2009.

Year by year

Here is how the Northern Cape province performed from 2016 until 2019


This is the highest performance the Northern Cape has seen in this 4 year period. The Northern Cape province achieved a pass rate of 78.7%.


This year, the Northern Cape matric results saw a 3.1% decline with a pass rate of 75.6%. Leaving them at fourth place.


In 2018, the Northern Cape experienced another decline, moving from 75.6% to 73.3%.


In 2019, The Northern cape achieved an increase of 3.2%, giving them a pass rate of 76.5%. 


Jan Badenhorst, an educational professional has made the following predictions about the Northern Cape matric results for 2020. “With so many lost school days, we should see a drop in the numbers.

But Umalusi has the power to adjust the numbers if they feel it is fair. So I expect the Northern Cape numbers to drop to below 75%.

Author:  Omega Fumba

Last Updated: 17 November 2020

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