South African pupils receive a national senior certificate, known as a matric certificate, for passing national exams in Grade 12, the final year of high school.
The News Daily site does not appear to exist anymore, but the claim is still doing the rounds on Facebook.
The article says Motshekga sat down with the president who gave her the “green light” and called it a “brilliant way to give unemployed youth hope so they can stop protesting and committing crimes every day”.
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