Department of Basic Education Quarter 3 performance
19 Feb 2019
Mr A Botes (ANC) noted that the Department had received a qualified audit on infrastructure spending and wanted to know what remedial actions were taken to address the findings raised. She also wanted clarity on aspects in the APP (Annual Performance Plan)
NSC Examination Outcomes 2018; State of School Readiness 2019
12 Feb 2019
Mr A Botes (ANC) said a research report is needed on the status of current educators who are unemployed.On the non-adherence to directives issued by Umalusi, there were children who were allowed access to exam venues without providing identification. This is a breach of security and there must be consequences ...
Schools that Work; Early Grade Reading; 25 Year Review
27 Nov 2018
Mr A Botes (ANC) said that when a school has a focused Principle, the school would perform well. He then asked what the role of the School Governing Body is. He said that since the last time this was brought up, the Committee did say that the SGB had a ...
2019 School Readiness; High Level Panel Recommendations Committee Report
20 Nov 2018
Mr A Botes (ANC) said that the Committee must be taken into confidence about what was planned and what the challenges were. Before speaking about school readiness, they had to be taken into confidence by the DBE that there were approximately 3 000 open toilets in existence, which were parallel ...
Department of Basic Education Quarter 2 performance
13 Nov 2018
Mr A Botes (ANC) noted the DG spoke about the 25 year review report - some clarification was needed on the key variables that would be reflected on in this report. Would the Millennium and Sustainable Developmental Goals be used as a benchmark? What is the role of the Department’s ...
Sanitation backlogs and schools: DBE briefing; Sanitation Technologies and Innovations: WRC briefing
7 Nov 2018
Mr A Botes (ANC) said that sanitation issues had been part of the Millennium Development Goals which came to an end in 2015. Sanitation had been priority number 6 of the 17 sustainability goals of the United Nations. He was concerned that there were 3 040 pit latrines that still ...
Recommendations of High Level Panel on Assessment of Key Legislation & Acceleration of Fundamental Change Progress Report: DBE briefing
30 Oct 2018
Mr Botes (ANC) commented on the equitable share reduction over time, and said the R800 million for infrastructure and sanitation had been allocated to the structure. Over the next three years, there would be an average growth of 7.5%. He had raised this because when the President spoke about a ...
Initial Teacher Education Programmes; Teacher Development
23 Oct 2018
Mr A Botes (ANC) said the development of teachers as outlined by the National Development Plan needed to produce a contingent of teachers who loved teaching and were able to teach. That was a requirement not only in South Africa, but all around the world. Initial teacher education was about ...
Basic Education BRRR; ELRC Collective Agreements; Current matters affecting – and of interest- to Basic Education Sector
17 Oct 2018
Mr A Botes (ANC) welcomed the report overall, in particular the part about good corporate governance. The financial indicators of any entity gave a picture of the ethical leadership of that institution, so the ELRC had done a job well and the Committee hoped that its books would remain clean. ...
Whole School District Approach: NECT progress report; Basic Education BRRR
16 Oct 2018
Mr A Botes (ANC) said that learners were not accurately integrated within the schooling system, specifically at the pre-school level, and as a result they remained in the schooling system for longer periods. He would like to know how the the Trust and the DBE collaborated, and about the allocation ...