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Nguvu Collective Petition to Eradicate Pit Latrines; with Deputy Minister
7 Nov 2023
The Portfolio Committee met on a virtual platform to consider a petition calling for the eradication of pit latrines in schools in the Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal and Limpopo. The petition had over 5 000 signatures demanding urgent action to replace the pit latrines because of the safety and health ...
Basic Education Laws Amendment (BELA) Bill: adoption; with Deputy Minister
26 Sep 2023
The Portfolio Committee on Basic Education considered and later adopted the Basic Education Laws Amendment (BELA) Bill. The Bill proposes to amend the South African Schools Act (SASA) of 1996 as well as the Employment of Educators Act (EEA) of ...
BELA Bill: Northern & Eastern Cape Public Hearings Reports
1 Aug 2023
In a virtual meeting, the Committee considered and adopted the two Provincial Public Hearings Reports on the Basic Education Laws Amendment Bill (BELA Bill).
In the Northern Cape Province, the public participation comments were summarized and presented by the Committee Content Advisor. Held across three municipalities from 2 to ...
BELA Bill: Provincial Public hearings reports - Limpopo, North West & Free State
7 Jun 2023
The Portfolio Committee on Basic Education considered and adopted draft reports on public hearings on the Basic Education Laws Amendment Bill in three provinces - Limpopo, North West and the Free State. Changes to the Free State and North West reports were proposed before they were ...
Comprehensive Progress Report on ECD Function Shift: DBE briefing; with Deputy Minister
6 Jun 2023
The Portfolio Committee received a comprehensive progress report from the Department of Basic Education (DBE) on the shift of the Early Childhood Development (ECD) function to the DBE from the Department of Social Development (DSD).
The Committee heard that 1.3 million children aged between three and five were not ...
PIRLS & Reading Literacy; with Minister
23 May 2023
The Department of Basic Education (DBE) briefed the Committee in a virtual meeting on the 2021 Progress in International Reading and Literacy Study (PIRLS) results. They reported that the study revealed very low performance levels of learners' ability to read for meaning by the time they turned ten years ...
The KZN Provincial Department of Basic Education briefed the Portfolio Committee on the status of implementing the Committee's recommendations following their ...
The Portfolio Committee on Basic Education met virtually with the Department of Basic Education (DBE) regarding the Learner Dropouts in the System (Statistics, Trends, Tracking and Tracing). The Department reported that the rate at which learners drop out of school in South Africa improved by 10% in the 2022 ...
Umalusi & SACE 2023/24 Annual Performance Plan
28 Mar 2023
The Portfolio Committee on Basic Education and the Department of Basic Education (DBE) met jointly on a virtual platform to receive a briefing on the Annual Performance Plans of the Council for Quality Assurance in General and Further Education and Training (Umalusi) and ...
Capacity building of STEM educators: DBE briefing; with Minister & Deputy Minister
7 Mar 2023
The Portfolio Committee on Basic Education met on a virtual platform. It was briefed by the Department of Basic Education (DBE) on the capacity building of South African educators for learners' improvement in maths, science and technology.
The Department of Education’s presentation covered the pass rates in science, technology, ...