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Positive Outlook, A Balanced Lifestyle Propelled Western Cape’s Daniel Gouws To Greater Heights

WESTERN Cape Education MEC Debbie Schäfer says she’s pleased with the overall performance of the province following the release of the 2020 matric results.

The Department of Basic Education (DBE) announced the 2020 NSC results and top learners on Monday afternoon.

Nationally, the matric class of 2020 has achieved a pass rate of 76.2% compared with 81.3% in 2019 and 78.2% in 2018.

In the Western Cape, MEC Schäfer celebrated with the top achievers in the province.

The top two Mathematics boffins come from the Western Cape. They are Daniel Gouws from Hermanus High School (first place) and Veren Naidoo from Rondebosch Boys High School (second place).


“I’m very excited about my results. I am thankful and relieved. Before and during the announcement, I was very nervous as we had no idea what to expect, but now I am very happy.” 

“We had good and dedicated teachers who made sure that we had access to the content for online lessons and ensured it was readily and easily available. More than that, I managed to stay dedicated but as time went on it became very difficult to keep going and staying on track.  Along with a positive outlook and a balanced lifestyle, I am glad I got through it.”

“My parents are quite excited. They congratulated me and my grandmother called me and she is very excited for me. I will be studying electrical and electronic engineering at the University of Stellenbosch this year.”


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