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Court rules for matric results to be published online, Afriforum welcomes the decision

(Matric results will be made public following the court's decision on Tuesday.)

The High Court in Pretoria ruled on Tuesday that the 2021 matric results should be made available on media platforms.

The court's decision came after Afriforum, a civil society group, approached the court due to the Department of Basic Education's (DBE) decision not to publish the 2021 matric results on media platforms.

To comply with the requirements of the Protection of Personal Information Act, the Department of Basic Education (DBE) had previously decided not to publicly publish the most recent matric results (POPIA).

The law, which took effect on July 1 of last year, establishes clear guidelines for the protection of personal information.

DBE spokesperson Elijah Mhlanga previously stated in a media statement that in order to protect the learners' personal information, they would only be required to obtain their statement of results from the schools they attended.

However, on Tuesday, the court ruled that matric results should be published on media platforms, which Afriforum applauded.

“It is in the public interest that this information is shared on public platforms and that is one of the reasons why we brought this application. We are delighted that the court agreed with us in this argument,” says Natasha Venter, Manager of Education Rights at AfriForum.

The organization is confident that the matric results will be available on Thursday, January 20.

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