The Department of Basic Education says and markers will be able to meet the December 15 deadline.
The Director-General for the department, Mathanzima Mweli has been visiting marking centres across the country.
A total of over 44 000 markers have been appointed to mark across the 141 marking centres.
Departmental Spokesperson Elijah Mhlanga says after marking has been concluded, the UMALUSI standardization process will take place.
Mhlanga says Minister Angie Motshekga will announce the results for the class of 2018 on the 3rd of January 2019