The Basic Education Department has been ordered by the Pretoria High court to publish the matric results on all public platforms. This comes after Afriforum sought to review the decision on an urgent basis.
The publication of matric exams on media platforms was drawn into the spotlight after the Department of Basic Education (DBE) made a decision to halt the practice, saying it would violate the Protection of Personal Information Act (Popia).
IEB spokesperson Teresa Settas said they had been publishing the NSC results in compliance with the requirements of Popia for years.
“Only the results of learners who have opted in and have provided express permission for their results to be published on media platforms are released by the IEB,” said Settas.
The 2021 matric results are expected to be made available from Thursday.