“Candidates in Cape Town had the added disruption of a major taxi strike during their exams. Due to the extraordinary efforts of our schools, parents and pupils, our candidates were all able to write their exams during the strike.
“This was the biggest matric class we have ever had, with 2,629 extra candidates compared to last year, and our highest exam turnout rate since 2015. In other words, a greater proportion of pupils who registered for the matric exams at the beginning of 2022 wrote the full set of exams than in recent years.”
Authorities in Cape Town have appealed to matriculants to celebrate responsibly.
“Staff will monitor popular gathering spots, including beaches, clubs and party hotspots,” said mayoral committee member for safety and security JP…