DBE will not oppose the ban on not publishing the matrix results

AfriForum, Maroela Media and Anlé Spies, a 2021 graduate, rushed to court last Friday to block the department from moving forward with its plan not to publish matrix results on public platforms.

FILE: Matric students collect their results at St Johns College in Houghton, Johannesburg. Image: Eyewitness News

JOHANNESBURG — Lobby group AfriForum says the Department for Basic Education has indicated it will not object to the urgent ban against its decision not to publish matrix results on public platforms.

The organization, Maroela Media and 2021 graduate Anlé Spies, rushed to court last Friday to stop the department from moving forward with its plans.

AfriForum said it wanted to ensure that registrants can access their results on media platforms.

The department cited the need to comply with the provisions of the Privacy Act (Popia) as the reason for the decision.

The matrix results are due to be released this Friday, with pupils having to collect their statements from schools.

Meanwhile, the South African National Publishers Forum (Sanef) criticized the lack of consultation by the department, saying the development would have negative financial implications for media companies that had already arranged for the publication of the results. in print and digital formats. .

The urgent motion will be heard on Tuesday.

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