Politician Profile Page
Basic Education Laws Amendment Bill: public hearings
8 Nov 2022
Video (Part 1)
Video (Part 2)
The Portfolio Committee on Basic Education held oral hearings on the Basic Education Laws Amendment Bill (BELA).
Eight organisations and stakeholders presented oral submissions to the Committee. This included presenters from the ChristianView Network, Suid-Afrikaanse Onderwysersunie (SAOU), Equal Education (EE) and ...
BELA Bill: Updated status, Basic Education BRRR
1 Nov 2022
The Committee received a progress update from the administrative team responsible for collecting comments from the public on the Basic Education Laws Amendment (BELA) Bill.
The Committee's content advisor reported that they had so far received 18 000 submissions, but due to a shortage of manpower had processed only ...
Department of Basic Education, Umalusi & SACE Annual Report 2021/22; with Deputy Minister
18 Oct 2022
Video (Part 1)
Video (Part 2)
The Department of Basic Education (DBE), Umalusi, and the South African Council for Educators (SACE) briefed the Portfolio Committee in a virtual meeting on their annual reports for the 2021/22 year in preparation for the budgetary review ...
Draft Rural Education Policy (school closure, rationalisation, mergers): DBE briefing
6 Sep 2022
The Department of Basic Education (DBE) briefed the Committee in a virtual meeting on the draft national framework on rural education, including the process of rationalising and merging small and non-viable rural schools.
The Department reported that the framework was no longer a draft, and ...
Basic Education Laws Amendment (BELA) Bill: public comment extension
28 Jun 2022
The Portfolio Committee convened a virtual meeting to engage about the written submissions on the Basic Education Laws Amendment (BELA) Bill [B2-2022] and consider the extension of the deadline for written submissions, as well as the way forward with processing, summarising and collating written submission. The Committee had received ...
DBE on Thrive by Five Survey Report & ECD Census Report; with Minister
7 Jun 2022
The Department of Basic Education (DBE) recently took over the responsibility for Early Childhood Development (ECD) from the Department of Social Development (DSD). The Committee was briefed in a virtual meeting by two organisations on their research findings on ...
Mathematics, Science and Technology Strategies and Interventions (teacher training and development, teacher demand/needs, learner uptake, improved subject performance): DBE briefing with Deputy Minister
17 May 2022
In a virtual meeting, the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education was briefed by the Department of Basic Education (DBE) on the mathematics (hereafter referred to as maths), science and technology strategies and interventions on teacher training and development, teacher demands/needs, learner uptake, and improved subject performance.
The Committee heard ...
Umalusi & SACE 2022/23 Annual Performance Plans; with Deputy Minister
22 Mar 2022
In a virtual meeting, the Committee generally welcomed the presentations by the Umalusi Council for Quality Assurance in General and Further Education and Training (Umalusi) and the South African Council of Educators (SACE), and congratulated both Councils on successfully navigating through some real challenges and emerging ...
Department of Basic Education 2022/23 Annual Performance Plan; with Minister
15 Mar 2022
Members welcomed the presentation in a virtual meeting by the Department of Basic Education (DBE) on its annual performance plan, but raised concerns on the learning time that had been lost due to Covid-19, and asked if learners would be able to catch up. They were ...
ATC210303: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education on an oversight visit to the Gauteng Province (Ekurhuleni North Education Districts), KwaZulu-Natal Province (Umzimkhulu and Ixopo Education Districts) and Eastern Cape Province (Matatiele and Mount Fletcher Education Districts) dated 3 March 2021.
The Portfolio Committee on Basic Education met on ...