2018  MATRIC result has been very impressive and the talk of the nation.

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga announced on Thursday that Gauteng was the top performing province in the 2018 academic year.

Motshekga made the announcement of the 2018 National Senior Certificate results on Thursday evening in Midrand, Johannesburg.

Gauteng achieved a 87.9 percent pass rate, with the Free State a close second at with 87.5%, followed by the Western Cape and North West fourth.

The province also had 8 out of the ten best performing districts nationally, while the remaining two top districts were from the Free State.

Around 800 000 learners wrote the 2018 NSC examinations.