Media Works’ #Matric4Madiba campaign returns to upskill South African adults
15 July 2019
By creationlabs

June/July 2019

Adult education specialists Media Works are celebrating Madiba’s legacy this Nelson Mandela Month by giving South African adults the chance to complete their matric through their online adult matric programme, Matric Works. 

The #Matric4Madiba campaign was launched last year to honour 100 years since the birth of Nelson Mandela, and Media Works is proud to be continuing to celebrate Madiba’s life and work in 2019. 

Mandela believed in the transformative power of education, not only for an individual, but also for families, communities and our country as a whole. In light of this, Media Works have decided to take Madiba’s legacy forward by giving 15 South Africans, who have not been able to complete their matric, the chance to do so free of charge.

“The power of education extends beyond the development of skills we need for economic success. It can contribute to nation-building and reconciliation,” said Nelson Mandela.  

Whether the entrants need one or all six subjects to complete their matric, each competition winner will have access to the subjects of their choice via Matric Works, which allows adult out-of-school learners to study towards their nationally-recognised Amended Senior Certificate (ASC) (an equivalent to the Grade 12 National Senior Certificate) examinations online. The total value of the competition is over R101 000. 

“Using quality course material presented through best-practice online learning methodologies, Matric Works learners can study anytime, anywhere and at their own pace, while enjoying constant support,” says Jackie Carroll, CEO of Media Works.

The #Matric4Madiba competition launches on 18 June 2019 and will run until the end of Nelson Mandela Month, 31 July 2019. The competition is open to South African adults who are 21 years old and over, who have not yet completed their Matric. 

Entry details and criteria: 

  • Make sure that you like the Matric Works Facebook page: @matricworks
  • Post a public comment to the page, using the hashtag #Matric4Madiba, commenting why you think that getting a matric is important and why it’s something that you would like to achieve.
  1. For an additional entry, like our Instagram page: @mymatricza and do a public post on this platform, commenting about why you think a matric is important. Be sure to tag us in your post and use the hashtag #Matric4Madiba
  2. Once you’ve entered, send us a private message to Facebook and/or Instagram with your name, age, location and contact details
  3. The competition is open to South African adults who are 21 years old and over, who have not yet completed their Matric.

Winners will be announced in August 2019 and each competition winner will have access to the study material for three years. This will give learners three chances to write the ASC examinations, which take place annually between May and July.

“In South Africa, a matric certificate is a passport to a better future. It’s what you need to gain access to improved employment opportunities, and it’s the basic qualification you need to study further. We are excited to once again honour Madiba’s legacy and change the lives of 15 South African adults this Nelson Mandela Month,” says Carroll.   

Visit the Matric Works website:, or Facebook page: @MatricWorks for more information and competition terms and conditions.