Matric Results 2016

SA's matric whiz Conrad Strydom thanks school for support

Hermanus High School has congratulated its matriculant Conrad Strydom for becoming South Africa's overall top achiever in 2016 and he has thanked his educators in return.

Strydom's overall average was 98% and his headmaster Greg Hassenkamp says the announcement comes as a pleasant surprise.

We always new that Conrad had a chance to be in the top 10 on the merit list. We never knew where he was going to finish up, we're just extremely chuffed that he finished up top of the pile. Well done to him.

Greg Hassenkamp, Headmaster at Hermanus High School

While the matric pupil says the announcement was unexpected, he says he has always strived towards achieving stellar results with the help of his teachers.

I've always hoped to achieve excellent results and worked for them through my time at school... I'd like to acknowledge the dedication of all teachers at Hermanus High School.

Conrad Strydom, Class of 2016's top achiever

He plans to study theoretical physics at the University of Stellenbosch this year and hopes to own his own research company one day.

Strydom will only see his full results for the first time at 4pm on Thursday afternoon when he meets with the headmaster.

Hassenkamp offered advice on how to help matric pupils achieve their best:

Visit EWN for access to the 2016 matric results.

Read More
#MatricResults2016 Gauteng leads with 100% pass rate in 32 schools

#MatricResults2016 Gauteng leads with 100% pass rate in 32 schools

Gauteng produced the highest number of schools with a 100% pass rate.

Matric results not misleading, just one among other measures - Basic Education

Matric results not misleading, just one among other measures - Basic Education

The department denies claims that matric result are a misleading barometer to measure the progress of education and justifies why.

Foundation phase is key to good matric results - education expert

Foundation phase is key to good matric results - education expert

The importance of teaching children how to read and understand maths and science is pivotal, says Professor Elbie Henning.

What can be done to improve SA's matric results?

What can be done to improve SA's matric results?

Both Sadtu and Naptosa reflect on SA's education system and the challenges ahead of the matric results announcement.

Umalusi needs to show evidence for adjusting matric marks - DA

Umalusi needs to show evidence for adjusting matric marks - DA

DA Basic Education shadow minister says assurance body Umalusi failed to provide evidence for decision to adjust matric marks.

Parents urged to check tertiary institutions are legit before registering kids

Parents urged to check tertiary institutions are legit before registering kids

The Council on Higher Education says parents need to be wary of the increasing number of fly-by-night tertiary institutions.

It's not the end of the road... Top tips to improve your matric

It's not the end of the road... Top tips to improve your matric

"Recognise that it’s not the end, it’s the beginning." Expert advise for school-leavers who want to improve their results.

Popular articles
KPMG International's meeting with Pravin Gordhan

KPMG International's meeting with Pravin Gordhan

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Pauli van Wyk, a journalist with Scorpio at Daily Maverick.

'KPMG must fall, it's as simple as that' - caller

'KPMG must fall, it's as simple as that' - caller

In the wake of recent allegations, Eusebius McKaiser asks listeners what should happen to KPMG in South Africa.

KPMG SA’s new CEO opens up about the future of the disgraced auditing firm

KPMG SA’s new CEO opens up about the future of the disgraced auditing firm

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews KPMG South Africa CEO Nhlamu Dlomu.

Ocean View activist speaks: We have had 20 murders in 2017 alone

Ocean View activist speaks: We have had 20 murders in 2017 alone

Sharone Daniels, a community activist in Cape Town's Ocean View says they need police intervention to end gang violence.

Civil engineer devises plan to use stormwater in Cape Town

Civil engineer devises plan to use stormwater in Cape Town

Civil engineer and Ph.D. researcher John Okedi speaks to CapeTalk host John Maytham about his plans.

[WATCH] Day-Zero for water running out fast approaching?

[WATCH] Day-Zero for water running out fast approaching?

A government employee emailed John Maytham about what he or she believes is the real state of play with the Cape water crisis.

Sasfin CEO opens up about dumping KPMG

Sasfin CEO opens up about dumping KPMG

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Sasfin CEO Roland Sassoon.