Matriculants in Mpumalanga schools allegedly paid R1500 each to get answers for their final-year examination papers.


According to DBE, 1127 learners across the Mpumalanga province reportedly paid about R1500 to get exam answers from teachers and invigilators by joining a WhatsApp group in which answers were circulating during the course of the exams.


Department of Basic Education spokesperson Elijah Mhlanga says special attention will be given to the answers that the candidates in the implicated schools have given.

Matric learners allegedly joined whatsapp groups where answers were circulated

The matric learners allegedly paid R1500 to join whatsapp groups where answers were circulated.

“That will tell us what exactly has taken place.” “We should be able to get some answers very soon, which will give us a possible way forward regarding what should be done,” Mhlanga said.

The Department of Education is running an investigation regarding the matter.


On the other hand, 53 pupils in Gauteng allegedly cheated on the economics paper, while in the Eastern Cape, four candidates were accused of cheating on the mathematics literacy exam.

This fellow, as well as a number of other learners across the country, were given a second chance to write some of the exams they had missed.

  • In Mpumalanga, learners rewrote Mathematics Paper 2.
  • In the Eastern Cape, learners will rewrite Mathematical Literacy Paper 1.
  • Eastern Cape, North West, and Mpumalanga matriculants rewrote Mathematical Literacy Paper 2.
  • Gauteng matric learners rewrote Economics Paper 1
  • Limpopo and the Eastern Cape rewrote English as the First Additional Language Paper 1.