Application for the issue of Certificates | Western Cape Education Department

Application for the issue of Certificates

The WCED (Directorate Examinations Administration) facilitates:

  • Issue of certificates (see list below): This services is available only for clients who reside within the Western Cape (regardless of the Education Department where the qualification was obtained)
  • where results are unavailable to the WCED, clients are referred to the respective province where the examination was written.

Applying for
  • Senior Certificates / National Senior Certificates
  • Copies Senior Certificate
  • Statement of Results
  • Combination of Results
Who to approach
  • In person

    We are at:

    2nd FLOOR, CLIENT SERVICES, GRAND CENTRAL BUILDING, CORNER OF DARLING & LOWER PARLIAMENT STREET, CAPE TOWN

  • By mail

    If you do not reside in the Cape Town area and are unable to visit the office in person, write to:

    WESTERN CAPE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT, DIRECTORATE EXAMINATIONS ADMINISTRATION, PRIVATE BAG X9114, CAPE TOWN, 8000

What you will need
  • Application Form (Valid from 1 April 2019 - 31 March 2020)

    In addition to the items below, you will need to complete the Application Form available as follows:
    English | Afrikaans

  • Affidavit

    All applications for duplicate certificates should be accompanied by an affidavit from the South African Police Services, stating the whereabouts of the original certificate e.g. lost or stolen.

  • Identity document

    You will need to furnish a certified copy of your identity document. (This must be done by a commissioner of oaths). You can make a copy and have it certified at a police station. Please remember to take the original along so that the commissioner of oaths can verify the copy.

  • School/College Name and Year of qualification

    You will also need to include the name of the school/college, province and year in which you obtained your qualification.

  • Your Surname

    Do not forget to indicate the surname as at the time of the exam, especially if you are a female and have been married in the interim and changed your surname.

  • Administration fees payable

    R 47  for Statement of Results

    R 118  for a copy of a Senior/ ABET Level 4/ Technical Certificate and Combination of Results

    You can either pay in cash at the WCED cashier – if you go in person – or by means of an electronic transfer.

    The above fees can be deposited directly into the Department’s bank account, the details of which are:

    BANK:

    NEDBANK
    ACCOUNT NAME:
    Western Cape Education Department
    ACCOUNT TYPE:
    CURRENT ACCOUNT
    ACCOUNT NUMBER:
    1452 045 089
    BRANCH NAME:
    NEDBANK CORPORATE
    BRANCH CODE:
    145 209
    REFERENCE:
    15 followed by your identity number
    or exam number
    or surname and initials

    PS:  All payments should be made out to the Provincial Government of the Western Cape: Department of Education.

    A copy of the deposit slip/proof of payment must accompany the application before any certificate can be processed.

What to expect
  • When

    If you obtained your qualification before 1992, the copy should be ready in 6-8 weeks.

    If you matriculated after and including 1992, there is a longer waiting period as the certificate has to be requested from Pretoria – about 8 weeks.

  • How

    The Department will send your certificate to you via registered post or you can arrange to collect it yourself. Present your ID when collecting your certificate. If a third party collects the certificate on your behalf, the following procedure will apply:

    • Third party and the certificate holder’s ID should be produced (certified copies)
    • A letter of consent is required, where permission is granted to a third party to collect a certificate on your behalf

    PS:  If you are residing overseas it would be more practical to arrange with a relative or friend living in South Africa to apply on your behalf. If not, you will be liable for the courier cost overseas.

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE TELEPHONE:  021 467 2000

The officials in the Certification unit that can be contacted are as follows: