Gradesmatch and Nedbank changing lives of the Class of 2018.

Anxiety mounts as the class of 2018 awaits their matric results. Friday, 4th January 2019 marks an opportunity for the pursuit of dreams whilst for many matriculants, especially those from underprivileged backgrounds, this presents an added layer of anxiety, stress and uncertainty as access to financial resources to secure them a shot at turning the tide of their family circumstances through higher education is in the balance.

Even with the announcement by former President Jacob Zuma in 2017 that “Students categorised as poor and working class, under the new definition, will be funded and supported through government grants not loans”, the reality for most South African  matriculants is that they have challenges with settling registration fees. NSFAS experienced ongoing challenges in 2018 regarding the disbursement of funds for students who were promised free education.The 2019 applications for students funding were also held back. 

However, Gradesmatch is doing its part to make a difference. One matriculant can stand a chance to win R50 000 towards funding their education. The competition runs till Sunday, 6 January 2019. To stand a chance to win the R50 000 that will go towards funding a students  education, there are three requirements to be fulfilled in order :

  1. Sign up at
  2. Enter exam number and receive matric results through Gradesmatch
  3. Sign up on Unlocked.Me powered by Nedbank

The winner will be chosen randomly and announced on Tuesday, 8th January 2019. Gradesmatch will contact the winner within 5 working days. Should the winner not be contactable, they will be disqualified and will therefore forfeit their price. Another winner will then be chosen randomly.The winner will only receive the prize once all details have been verified and confirmed, including compliance with the rules and satisfying the qualifying criteria set. 

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