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In a virtual meeting the Committee was briefed on the state of reopening of schools, the National School Nutrition Programme (NSNP) and the changes to draft directions for Learners with Special Education Needs (LSEN). The Deputy Minister informed Members that operating under COVID-19 conditions was a new experience in the ...
Amended School Calendar & Risk Adjusted Differentiated Approach: DBE briefing; with Deputy Minister
25 Aug 2020
In a virtual meeting, with the Deputy Minister in attendance, the Committee was briefed by the Department of Basic Education (DBE) on the amended school calendar and the implementation of a risk-adjusted differentiated approach to curriculum and assessment planning
The Department ...
Department of Basic Education 2019/20 Quarter 4 Performance
18 Aug 2020
In a virtual meeting with the Minister and Deputy Minister in attendance, the Department of Basic Education reported on its 2019/20 final quarter targets and expenditure, noting deviations and mitigation measures.
The discussion focused on the improvement of the infrastructure at rural schools; the necessity that schools have water ...
Standing Committee on Appropriations
Adjustments Appropriation Bill: DBE & DSBD briefings; with Ministers and Deputy Minister
22 Jul 2020
The Committee met to hear from the Departments of Basic Education (DBE) and Small Business Development (DSBD) on how the Adjustments Appropriation Bill was affecting their operations. The virtual meeting was attended by the Ministers of both Departments, as well as the ...
Reopening of Schools progress report, with Deputy Minister
30 Jun 2020
The Committee was briefed by the Department of Basic Education on the state of readiness for the reopening of schools, following a two-month break due to the outbreak of ...
COVID-19 Update & DBE 2020/21 Annual Performance Plan; with Ministry
5 May 2020
A joint virtual meeting of the Portfolio Committee and the Select Committee on Education were briefed on how the Department of Basic Education would spend its 2020/21 budget ...
Schooling during COVID-19 Lockdown: update with Deputy Minister
28 Apr 2020
A joint meeting of the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education, and the ...
NCOP Petitions and Executive Undertakings
Minister Progress Reports: Basic Education; with the Deputy Minister in attendance
11 Mar 2020
The Committee was briefed by the Department of Basic Education on the Minister’s executive undertakings. The Deputy Minister was in attendance. The presentation highlighted that the Department is working on the finalisation of the alignment of curriculum ...
DBE 2019/20 Quarter 3 performance; Impact of SONA; with Deputy Minister
25 Feb 2020
The Department of Basic Education (DBE) briefed the Committee on the significance of the President’s State of the Nation Address (SONA) and recommended that it consider the impact of the government’s priorities on the South African education sector over the next five years. There had been a lot ...
DBE response to SAHRC on Inclusive Education, Persons with Disabilities, Mental Health: with Deputy Minister
18 Feb 2020
The Department of Basic Education (DBE) gave a status report on processing the recommendations of the two 2019 SAHRC Reports. One of the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) recommendations in its Special Schools report was that DBE must produce a report showing what has been done to demonstrate its ...