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Message by Unisa Principal and Vice-Chancellor - 2019 Matric results

On behalf of the entire Unisa community, I extend hearty congratulations to the Matric Class of 2019, who have achieved an unprecedented and record-breaking pass rate of 81,3%. This is a significant step upwards from the 78,2% achieved by the Class of 2018. We share the sentiments of our government that this achievement, the highest percentage ever recorded since the advent of democracy in 1994, is an indication that our education is on an upward trajectory.

We wish all those learners who will be furthering their studies with the various tertiary institutions the best of luck. To those who have not succeeded, we urge you to not allow this setback to distract you from the dream of attaining an education. Please explore the various options available to complete your matric and pursue your dreams.

If you have passed your matric but have not applied for admission at Unisa, remember that you can now apply to study with Unisa anytime of the year. However, we urge you to apply online at

As the African university shaping futures in the service of humanity, we are here to help you define your tomorrow.

Prof Mandla S Makhanya
Principal and Vice-Chancellor

Publish date: 2020-01-10 00:00:00.0