Ms M Makgate (ANC) said she wanted her recommendation concerning the Limpopo intervention and the offices of the Chief whip to be changed in a manner similar to the one in the report of the Select Committee on Education and Recreation.
The Chairperson said during the provincial oversight visits Members had seen some very poor conditions in the accommodation where students were staying. If NSFAS was in fact funding this accommodation, then she asked what monitoring systems were in place to check the conditions.
The Chairperson started by making a plea for Departmental Officials to take their work seriously. The Deputy Minister of Arts and Culture, Dr Joseph Phaahla tendered an apology on behalf of the Minister of Arts and Culture and reported to the Committee that the Acting Director-General of the Department of ...
The Chairperson reminded Members that in the previous meeting there had been a briefing and the Committee would now go through the Bill clause by clause. She requested the Parliamentary Legal Adviser to clarify the tagging of the Bill.
The Chairperson asked what the relation between CSIR and the Department of Basic Education was, as the presentation mostly referred to relations with the Department of Higher Education and Training. She asked how CSIR could encourage students at basic levels to take up science.
Ms M Makgate (ANC; North West) referred to page 4 of the document where it was mentioned that the Committee would accompany the Select Committee on Finance to Limpopo for the progress on an intervention issue.