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Is the publishing of matric results still necessary?

The Independent Examinations Board (IEB) results were released at midnight of the 29th December 2015. The class of 2015 achieved an impressive 98,3 percent pass rate.

Over 10 200 full-time and 563 part-time candidates from 200 schools across Southern Africa wrote the 2015 IEB examinations in October and November 2015.

702 and CapeTalk presenter Africa Melane, commenting on the publishing of the results in the papers, questioned if this is still necessary - with all the various ways that technology has allowed matriculants to receive their results.

The weatherman, Simon Gear, and a caller argued that this has become a tradition for students - one that shouldn't be killed by technology.

Listen to the conversation below:

To view matric results, visit the [EWN matric portal](http://matric.ewn.co.za/ ).

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