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South Africa


Welcome to the South African page of the Trinity College London website.

As a former British colony South Africa has been hosting assessments in music and in drama and speech for more than a hundred years. These assessments, conducted by examiners specially flown in from abroad, range from Initial to diploma level.

There are 7 public centres in South Africa and one in neighbouring Botswana and in Namibia. There are registered music exam centres in Knysna and George.

Trinity qualifications are highly regarded by most tertiary institutions in South Africa, although the level of recognition does vary from one institution to another. The Education Department recognises grades 6 and 7 as an additional subject for Matric, although from 2014 the marks will no longer be included in the total, but it will still appear on the Matric certificate.

Trinity music examinations include the Rock & Pop syllabus for contemporary musicians. Other examinations include Drama and Speech, (Acting and Speaking;  Musical Theatre;  Communication Skills).

For more information, please contact your local Trinity Representative or the National Manager - you'll find their contact details here.


Apply to become a registered exam centre

Please see Become a Registered Exam Centre with Trinity for further details about our registration process and requirements, and email your completed application to capp@trinitycollege.com.

“Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.”
Maya Angelou


Exhibition Award winners

Congratulations to those candidates who have gained Exhibition Awards for outstanding exam results. These international awards are granted annually to those candidates who obtain the highest marks at Grades 5 - 8, and Advanced Certificate levels.

For details of recipients, please see below.


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