Ms Bongiwe Pricilla Mbinqo-Gigaba

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Bongiwe Pricilla Mbinqo-Gigaba

Appearances

  • Department Update on COVID-19 School Compliance measures, challenges and mitigations 30 Jun 2020

    The Chairperson appreciated the report. It clarified uncertainties and questions that Members had. She raised concerns about the hybrid technology that DBE was using. Microsoft Teams was not working very well for the Committee. She thought that Members had done well in the first phase of reopening by revisiting schools ...
  • Basic Education Budget: Committee Report 28 May 2020

    The Chairperson said because it is a Budget Report being considered and adopted, it is expected to have disagreements. The Budget Report was already adopted and she suggested the meeting continues.
  • Umalusi 2020/21 Annual Performance Plan 19 May 2020

    The Chairperson advised the meeting that he had missed some of the presentation (due to connectivity problems), particularly the COVID-19 interventions Umalusi had given. How would COVID-19 affect the functions of Umalusi? This year, the academic year would continue into next year -- how was Umalusi going to cope with this ...
  • DBE & SACE 2020/21 Annual Performance Plans 12 May 2020

    Ms B Mbinqo-Gigaba (ANC), Portfolio Committee Chairperson, noted the legal opinion on the Annual Performance Plan (APP) which was straightforward. It would enable the Committee to better understand how to handle the tabled APPs and budgets of the Department of Basic Education (DBE) and its entities. The Portfolio Committee would ...
  • DBE & SACE 2020/21 Annual Performance Plans 12 May 2020

    The Chairperson believed that now all Members were at ease receiving the clarity needed from Parliament's Constitutional and Legal Services Office. Whatever DBE had planned, the reality was that things would not happen on the ground. The legal opinion was that the Portfolio Committee needed to adopt the budget ...
  • DBE 2020/21 Annual Performance Plan; with Ministry 5 May 2020

    This meeting has a clear mandate as the Portfolio Committee is required, in terms of the Money Bills Amendment Procedure and Related Matters Act, to look at the budget of the Department of Basic Education (DBE), its five-year Strategic Plan and the 2020/21 Annual Performance Plan in this two ...
  • DBE 2020/21 Annual Performance Plan; with Ministry 5 May 2020

    Ms B Mbinqo-Gigaba (ANC), Portfolio Committee Chairperson, thought that it would probably be better for the Members to note the presentation and to understand that the reality was that many of the DBE plans would not be able to be implemented. For example, if DBE planned to visit the schools ...
  • Schooling during COVID-19 Lockdown: update with Deputy Minister 28 Apr 2020

    The Chairperson thanked the Director General for the presentation.
  • Schooling during COVID-19 Lockdown: update with Deputy Minister 28 Apr 2020

    Ms B Mbinqo-Gigaba (ANC), Portfolio Chairperson, opened the virtual joint meeting. The Minister was unable to attend as she was at a National Command Council meeting.
  • ICT Roll-Out: Department of Basic Education briefing; Coronavirus measures 17 Mar 2020

    The Chairperson said that in addition to the items on the agenda, the Department of Basic Education (DBE) would outline the precautionary measures that it had put place to combat the Coronavirus.