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26 Feb 2019
The Committee considered and adopted the Third Quarterly Report on the Performance of the Department of Basic Education and the 19th National Teaching Awards Report.
The Committee also discussed its Legacy Report before adopting it. Some Members expressed displeasure that the Committee had not passed any legislation during its tenure, ...
Department of Basic Education Quarter 3 performance
19 Feb 2019
The Department of Basic Education (DBE) briefed the Committee on its third quarter performance and some of the aspects highlighted were:
Committee Report on Department's Quarter 1 & 2 performance; High Level Panel & Committee Annual Reports
4 Dec 2018
The Committee met to consider and adopt recent reports and minutes of meetings. The Chairperson urged the Members to study the documents to ensure no errors slipped through, as this had happened recently and had been a cause of embarrassment. The Members supported her request.
The Chairperson took the Members ...
Schools that Work; Early Grade Reading; 25 Year Review
27 Nov 2018
The Committee was briefed by the Department on Basic Education on Early Grade Reading Studies; the Schools That Work Survey II and the 25 Year Review of Basic Education. The Minister had tasked the National Education Evaluation and Development Unit to conduct a study into why some schools performed better ...
2019 School Readiness; with Deputy Minister
20 Nov 2018
The Department of Basic Education (DBE) met with the Committee to present the report on the preparation for 2019 school readiness, and disclosed that the majority of learners had already been placed. The final placement lists should be finalised by the end of November. Some challenges that affect the finalisation ...
Department of Basic Education Quarter 2 performance
13 Nov 2018
The Committee met with the Department of Basic Education (DBE) to be briefed on the Department’s second quarter performance for the 2018/19 financial year. The presentation addressed major highlights for the quarter before delving into the performance with regard to the specific indicators of the five programmes of the Department. ...
Water and Sanitation
Sanitation backlogs in schools: DBE briefing; Sanitation Technologies and Innovations: Water Research Commission briefing
7 Nov 2018
The Department of Basic Education presented the implementation plan to address sanitation backlogs at schools to the joint Portfolio Committees. It highlighted that of the country’s 23 334 active schools, 3 898 still had pit latrines as the only form of sanitation. The provinces with the highest number of pit ...
High Level Panel Recommendations: Department of Basic Education progress report
30 Oct 2018
The Department of Basic Education (DBE) met with the Committee to present the report of the High-Level Panel (HLP) on the assessment of key legislation and the acceleration of fundamental change in South Africa’s education system.
Pertinent aspects of the presentation included school dropout rates, where it was noted that ...
Initial Teacher Education Programmes; Teacher Development
23 Oct 2018
The Portfolio Committee received a briefing from a trilateral panel consisting of representatives from the Department of Basic Education (DBE), the South African Council of Educators (SACE) and the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) on initial teacher education (ITE) programmes and teacher development
The DBE said there was ...
Basic Education BRRR; ELRC Collective Agreements; Current matters affecting Basic Education Sector
17 Oct 2018
The Portfolio Committee on Basic Education received a briefing from the Education Labour Relations Council (ELRC), updating it on the ELRC’s collective agreements and current matters affecting – and of interest to -- the basic education sector.
The main issue that was ...