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Department of Basic Education action plans to address audit & Management Performance Assessment Tool findings
10 Mar 2015
The Department of Basic Education (DBE) took the Committee through the action plan to address the audit findings of the Auditor-General of South Africa (AGSA) for the 2013/14 financial year. The Department discussed the major findings and areas of emphasis on each finding, and also included the progress and action ...
The Department of Basic Education (DBE), and Umalusi, gave detailed presentations on the 2014 National Senior Certificate (NSC) Examinations report. The report was not just about providing data, but it also served as an important indicator of the performance of the system. The Department had done a qualitative and quantitative ...
Department of Basic Education on 2nd and 3rd Quarter Report 2014/15, including: Progress and status of ASIDI
24 Feb 2015
The Department of Basic Education (DBE) presented to the Portfolio Committee on the 2nd and 3rd Quarter Report 2014/15, the Progress and Status of the ASIDI programme, PPN and Outcomes of the Teacher Profiling Project, Provision of LTSM and The Teacher Improvement Plan for Mathematics.
The Department described the achievements ...
Ministerial Committee Report on National Senior Certificate with Deputy Minister
11 Nov 2014
The Department of Basic Education gave a briefing on the Ministerial Committee Report on National Senior Certificate Examinations. There were legitimate concerns about the quality of passes, the value of mathematics and mathematical literacy, the language of learning and teaching and English as the designated language of instruction. A task ...
The Department of Basic Education (DBE) presented a report on the National Education Collaboration Trust (NECT) and explained that it was a pilot programme to implement chapter 9 of the National Development Plan (NDP) as well as the Education Sector Plan. It was aimed at improving the quality of education, ...
Progress on drug and alcohol prevention programmes in schools
28 Oct 2014
The Department of Basic Education (DBE) and the Department of Sport and Recreation (DSR) briefed the joint committees on the progress of drug and alcohol prevention programmes, physical education and the roll-out of sports programmes in schools.
The drug and alcohol prevention programme involved a detailed strategy, with the main ...
South African Council for Educators on its 2013/14 Annual Report
17 Oct 2014
The South African Council of Educators (SACE) briefed the Committee on its 2013/14 Annual Report, setting out the breakdown of new teacher registrations, an indication of the changed rulings on registration, the distinction between permanent and temporary registrations, the registration of foreign teachers and the vetting process. SACE reported a ...
Education Labour Relations Council on its 2013/14 Annual Report
16 Oct 2014
The Portfolio Committee received a briefing from the Education Labour Relations Council on its 2013/14 Annual Report. The presentation on the Annual Report comprised of a background of the legislative mandate, strategic overview and strategic outcome oriented goals. The presentation also focused on the service delivery and organisational environments, policy ...
Umalusi on its 2013/14 Annual Report
15 Oct 2014
Umalusi presented its 2013/14 Annual Report and noted that Umalusi was an independent entity with a statutory mandate around certification and monitoring of education qualifications. Its mandate of developing and maintaining frameworks of qualifications was carried out in collaboration with the South African Qualifications Authority, the Quality Council for Trade ...
Auditor-General South Africa on audit outcomes; DBE on its 2013/14 Annual Report, in the presence of Minister
14 Oct 2014
The Auditor-General South Africa (AGSA) briefed the Portfolio Committee on the audit outcomes for the Department of Basic Education (DBE) and its entities for the 2013/2014 financial year, noting that the purpose of the presentation was to better equip the Committee to execute effective oversight. The Department of Basic Education ...