2 January 2013

South Africa: 73.9 Percent Passed Matric in 2012

eNCA's Gareth Edwards interviews Clinical Psychologist, Dr Ian Opperman on how students can cope with matric results. ( Resource: Coping With Failing Matric in South Africa

Johannesburg — A total of 73.9 percent of matric pupils passed in 2012, said Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga on Wednesday.

This is an improvement on the 70.2 percent pass rate in 2011.

Gauteng had the highest pass rate at 83.9 percent.

Eastern Cape was at 61.6 percent, Limpopo 66.9 percent, Mpumalanga 70 percent, KwaZulu-Natal 73.1 percent, Northern Cape 74.6 percent, Free State 81.1 percent, and North West had a 79.5 percent pass rate.

There was a slight decline in the Western Cape -- from 2011's 82.9 percent to 82.8 percent in 2012.

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