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Government taken to court because results won't be on the newspapers

The Department of Basic Education will no longer oppose an pressing courtroom software difficult its selection to end the exercise of publishing matric outcomes on media platforms.

Earlier this month, the branch stated it determined to quit publishing the National Senior Certificate consequences on media platforms.

News24 said the branch stated the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPI) as the reason, pronouncing the dissemination of pupils' private records would be in contravention of the act.

Following the announcement of the decision, the branch stated it had acquired representations from an array of corporations and human beings as properly as an pressing court docket utility on the matter.

Department spokesperson Elijah Mhlanga informed News24 that AfriForum had long gone to courtroom to undertaking the decision.

In a assertion on Sunday, the branch stated it used to be guided by using the want to comply with all the felony obligations, however in the last analysis, the Constitution commanded it to act in the fantastic pastime of pupils.

"In a quest to strike this subtle stability of complying with POPIA and act in the first-class hobby of the learner, the branch has been engaged with a wide variety of function players, which include the Information Regulator and the South African National Editors' Forum (SANEF)."

It brought it would no longer oppose the pending litigation and would abide by means of the court's decision.

"The branch has communicated its function to stakeholders it has engaged, such as SANEF and different parties.

"Meanwhile, the branch urges candidates to register on the DBE internet site to view their effects when they emerge as available. Candidates will have to go thru a two-step verification technique earlier than receiving affirmation of their registration. A 13-digit ID variety and the examination quantity will be required for registration."

The branch stated extra than 10 000 human beings had efficaciously registered by way of midday on Sunday.

The matric effects are predicted to be launched on 21 January. 


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