Enter our #Matric4Madiba 2019 challenge today





“The power of education extends beyond the development of skills we need for economic success. It can contribute to nation-building and reconciliation.”– Nelson Mandela.

In celebration of Mandela’s life’s work and commitment to education, Matric Works is taking Madiba’s legacy forward by giving 15 South African adults, who have not been able to complete their matric, the chance to do so free of charge.

Each competition winner will be given access to the Matric Works subjects of their choice, allowing them to study towards the nationally-recognised Amended Senior Certificate (ASC) (an equivalent to the Grade 12 National Senior Certificate) examinations online.


Entry details and criteria:

  1. Make sure that you like the Matric Works Facebook page: @matricworks
  2. Post a public comment to the page, using the hashtag #Matric4Madiba, commenting why you think that getting a matric is important and why it’s something that you would like to achieve.
  3. For an additional entry, like our Instagram page: @mymatricza and do a public post to your Instagram page, commenting about why you think a matric is important. Be sure to tag us in your post and use the hashtag #Matric4Madiba
  4. Once you’ve entered, send us a private message to Facebook and/or Instagram with your name, age, location and contact details
  5. The competition is open to South African adults who are 21 years old and over, who have not yet completed their Matric.


Competition timeline:

The #Matric4Madiba competition launches on 18 June 2019 and runs until the end of Nelson Mandela Month, 31 July 2019. Winners will be announced in August 2019 and each competition winner will have access to the study material for three years.

“In South Africa, a matric certificate is a passport to a better future. It’s what you need to gain access to improved employment opportunities, and it’s the basic qualification you need to study further. We are excited to be able to honour Madiba’s legacy once again and change the lives of 15 South African adults this Nelson Mandela Month,” says Jackie Carroll, CEO of Media Works, the company that owns Matric Works.



#Matric4Madiba Terms and Conditions

  1. The #Matric4Madiba competition runs from 18 June to 31 July 2019.
  2. The competition is open to South African adults who are 21 years old and over, who have not yet completed their Matric.
  3. Entrants must have completed Grade 11 (minimum).
  4. 15 winners will be chosen and publicly announced via the Matric Works Facebook page and website in August 2019.
  5. The 15 competition winners will also be contacted directly.
  6. The judges’ choice of competition winners is final.
  7. The prize cannot be transferred to another person.
  8. Competition winners need to have access to a computer, laptop or smartphone in order to access the Matric Works course material.
  9. Competition winners will need to pay for their own data. This will not be paid for by Matric Works.
  10. Each winner will need to submit a copy of their South African Identity Document.
  11. The winners will have access to their Matric Works study material for three years, which gives the learners three chances to write the ASC examinations.
  12. Competition winners will need to register for the ASC examinations directly with the Department of Education.
  13. Competition winners will need to pay the ASC examination costs themselves (the #Matric4Madiba competition does not cover the cost of writing the ASC examinations).