Basic Education Minister explains why the matric exam committee is nine months late.
The Western Cape Education Department celebrated the 2012 top achievers on Wednesday.
All the matrics that qualify for supplementary exams have to apply before 21 January.
Basic Education has vowed the incorrect results of some matriculants will be corrected.
Prisoners who wrote the matric exams in 2012 achieved a 79.2 pass mark.
The Basic Education Department says the deadline for matrics to register for a rewrite is around the corner.