Tebogo Msimanga |
Department of Basic Education announced on Tuesday that matric results won’t be accessible on public platforms. Only the class of 2021 matriculants will be able to access their results. Learners will be required to obtain their statements from the schools they attended.
This is due to the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) which came into effect on 01 July 2021.
Basic Education Minister Angie Motshega said the DBE recognises that section 14 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996, provides that everyone has the right to privacy. “This right to privacy includes a right to protection against the unlawful collection, retention, dissemination and use of personal information.”
Minister added that in order to comply with the provisions of the POPIA, the usual practice of publishing the National Senior Certificate examination results on public platforms (media platforms), will not occur for 2021 NSC examination results.