Minister Schafer wishes learners in the WC good luck for the upcoming NSC exams | Western Cape Government



Minister Schafer wishes learners in the WC good luck for the upcoming NSC exams

22 October 2018

For the majority of our NSC candidates, Tuesday marks the start of the 2018 NSC examination period with many candidates across the Western Cape writing their first NSC examination - English Home Language, English First Additional Language and English Second Additional Language.

The numbers for full-time and part-time candidates registered to write these subjects are as follows:


Full Time

Part Time


English First Additional Language




English Home Language




English Second Additional Language





This year 53 759 full-time candidates and 12 433 part-time candidates will be writing the 2018 NSC.

The marking of the examinations will take place from around the 30 November 2018 to 14 December 2018.  The WCED has appointed 3 035 markers in total, of which 64 Chief Markers, 63 Internal Moderators, 64 Deputy Chief Markers and 420 Senior Markers.

The much-anticipated results of the NSC are expected to be announced on the 3rd  of January 2019 by Minister Motshekga. Schools and candidates will receive their results on the Friday 4th January 2019

We encourage all our candidates for the 2018 NSC examinations to stay focused and to put in the hard work required to prepare for the remainder of the examinations.

I have every confidence in our matrics who have worked hard throughout the school year.

I wish them all the best of luck for this final leg of their school career and am positive that they will do both themselves and this province proud.


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