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The Independent Examinations Board (IEB) is a South African assessment agency that conducts assessment for schooling and adult education.

Our history dictates to a large extent the ethos and values of the IEB. When the Joint Matriculation Board (JMB), as the only assessment body in South Africa to offer examinations for non-racial schools, relinquished its examination function in 1989, a number of heads at independent schools came together to found the IEB.

The IEB's primary reason for being was to ensure that there was at least one non-racial assessment body at Grade 12 during the time of apartheid to serve progressive schools that stood in opposition to the apartheid policies of the day.

The IEB is accredited by Umalusi for examinations in schooling and adult education. It has also been appointed as the Assessment Quality Partner for the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO) for Foundational Learning Competence, a requirement in occupational qualifications at levels 3 and 4 of the NQF. The IEB has a training unit, IEB Assessment in Education and Training, which is accredited by the ETDP SETA.

The IEB has been registered by the Department of Social Development as a non-profit organisation. Every product and service rendered by the IEB is self-sufficient. Its directors serve the organisation without remuneration.

Today the IEB, whilst still maintaining its independence, is a leader in innovative assessments that are relevant to South Africa. The IEB has also established itself as a significant role-player and a key partner to government in building our education system in a democratic South Africa.


IEB Brochure available for download here


IEB Annual Report 2023 
is available 


IEB Complaints Policy 
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IEB Klagtebeleid 
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IEB Data Protection Policy
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The Executive:

Chief Executive Officer:    Confidence Dikgole

Executive Manager (Operations): Margie Luckay
Executive Manager (Finance): Ilana Nell

Executive Manager (Design and Development):                   Helen Sidiropoulos


Assessment Specialists – Schools:

Ashlin Pillay:
Adult Education and Training and Schools: Information Technology, Computer Applications Technology, Engineering Graphics and Design, Nautical Science, Maritime Economics, GET Mathematics, Technology, Grade 9 Subject Specific Tests (Mathematics), ACER International Benchmarking Tests (Grades 8 to 10)

Estelle Nel:
Life Sciences, Accounting, Business Studies, Economics, Consumer Studies, Hospitality Studies, Tourism, Equine Studies, Agricultural Sciences, Agricultural Management Practices, Sport and Exercise Science, GET NS, EMS; One Research Task Option

Helen Sidiropoulos:
Mathematics, Advanced Programme Mathematics, Mathematical Literacy, Physical Sciences,  Grade 11 IeBTs (Mathematics and Physical Sciences) 

Michele Botha:
The Primary Schools Initiative (psi), MATCH, ACER International Benchmarking Tests (Grades 3 to 7), Grade 6 Core Skills Test, ibt@home

Peter Ruddock:
SA Official languages, Advanced Programme English, Advanced Programme Afrikaans, Visual Arts, Dramatic Arts, Music, Design, Dance,  GET Languages, Arts & Culture, Grade 9 Subject Specific Tests (English and Afrikaans Home Language)

Robyn Mowatt:
Life Orientation, History, Geography, Non-official languages, GET SS, Life Orientation, Accommodations


IEB ASSET Accredited Training and workshops:

Director: Estelle Nel
ASSET Training Coordinator:              Michele Botha

Support Services Senior Managers:
Entry and Resulting: Sharona Nundkumar
Events: Agnes Mkandla

Materials Handling: Joe Darare

Materials Production: Dikeledi Thukwana


IEB IT:  Godfrey Mushasha