The Democratic Alliance is disputing the matric pass rate.
It says many pupils have not been accounted for, and the actual pass rate is 54.6 percent.
Education standards body Umalusi has given the 2022 matric results its stamp of approval.
The Basic Education Department says all nine provinces have upped their matric performance.
Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga says they all achieved at least a 70-percent pass rate, and none did worse than last year.