Final Matric Exams Versus Elections

The final matric exams will be on the 27th of October 2021. This means that the initial date which was on the 1st of November 2021 will be used for the elections. 

Not too long ago the decision was still not made and students were urged to continue preparing for the final matric exams for the 1st of November 2021. 

In our previous article we mentioned that the spokesperson for the Department of Basic Education said that there would be a discussion about the dates because schools are used as voting stations.

The revised final matric exam timetable is now available. Take a look at the timetable below:

What Does This Mean For Students?

This means that students will have to prepare for their final matric exams earlier. The spokesperson said that the postponed date will have an effect on the students.

Students are already catching up on work they missed out on due to the lockdown. The postponed date gives students the opportunity to vote if they are 18 years old.

Teachers should support students where they can and students need to remain focused and put in the effort.

How Does The Voting Process Work?

If you are not registered to vote OR you are unsure of your registration status, go to the closest voting station or register online. You can also register at schools, on the 18th and 19th of September 2021 between 8:00am and 17:00 pm.

With national and provincial elections you can vote at any station in the country BUT with local government elections, you MUST vote in your ward where you registered.

You can only vote if you are already 18 years old, even if you turn 18 the next day.

What Subjects Will Students Write

Here is a list of the subjects that the students will write on the 27th and 28th of October 2021:

  • English (Home Language, First Additional Language and Second Additional Language) Paper 1
  • Business Studies Paper 1
  • Non-Official Languages Paper 1

How Many Papers Will Be Written?

There are 207 papers, students will write these papers over 25 days (5 weeks). Each student will know which paper they will write by looking at the new final matric exam time table. Everyday there will be an exam (students will write the subjects that they have). 

This is the why the department had to make the decision to start either on the 27th of October (when the elections were initially scheduled), or the first week of December.

Are There Any Study Resources For Students

Yes, they are resources for students that will prepare them for the final matric exams. Here are your options:

  • Matric College Resources
  • Department of Basic Education Resources

Matric College Resources

At Matric College we have collected resources that will prepare learners for the final matric exams. Here is a list of resources we have:

Department of Basic Education Resources

The Department of Basic Education also has Woza Matric resources such as:

  • Woza Matric Programmes on TV
  • Openview: DBETV channel 122 on  (This channel is 24/7 channel)
  • DSTV CatchUp
  • Showmax
  • You can get more information about the Woza programme on their:
  • Website:
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  • Instagram:
  • Youtube:
  • Whatsapp: 061 505 3023

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