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State-owned Companies performance: Department of Public Enterprises update on implementation of Auditor-General recommendations
25 Feb 2015
The Department of Public Enterprises briefed the Committee on the findings and recommendations of the Auditor-General in to the affairs and functioning of its State Owned Companies. The Acting Director General broke down the SOCs overseen by the Department by revenue, profit and asset value. The eight companies were: Eskom; ...
Department of Basic Education on 2nd and 3rd Quarter Report 2014/15, including: Progress and status of ASIDI
24 Feb 2015
The Department of Basic Education (DBE) presented to the Portfolio Committee on the 2nd and 3rd Quarter Report 2014/15, the Progress and Status of the ASIDI programme, PPN and Outcomes of the Teacher Profiling Project, Provision of LTSM and The Teacher Improvement Plan for Mathematics.
The Department described the achievements ...
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Progress Report on Review of Parliament Rules: report back by sub-committee
4 Feb 2015
The chairperson of the subcommittee that had been considering the revised Rules of the National Assembly (the Rules) gave a progress report of the Rules review, informing the full Committee of areas of disagreement and areas where new and substantive changes were being proposed. He outlined the proposals for several ...
PC Basic Education: Oversight Report & other matters
19 Nov 2014
The Chairperson and members of the Committee considered and adopted the minutes of several previous meetings. The Secretary informed the members about the committee oversight programme scheduled to take place between 25 and 28 November.
Education Collaboration Framework: DBE briefing; Teacher Education research project: Department of Higher Education briefing
4 Nov 2014
The Department of Basic Education (DBE) presented a report on the National Education Collaboration Trust (NECT) and explained that it was a pilot programme to implement chapter 9 of the National Development Plan (NDP) as well as the Education Sector Plan. It was aimed at improving the quality of education, ...
Progress on drug and alcohol prevention programmes in schools
28 Oct 2014
The Department of Basic Education (DBE) and the Department of Sport and Recreation (DSR) briefed the joint committees on the progress of drug and alcohol prevention programmes, physical education and the roll-out of sports programmes in schools.
The drug and alcohol prevention programme involved a detailed strategy, with the main ...
South African Council for Educators on its 2013/14 Annual Report
17 Oct 2014
The South African Council of Educators (SACE) briefed the Committee on its 2013/14 Annual Report, setting out the breakdown of new teacher registrations, an indication of the changed rulings on registration, the distinction between permanent and temporary registrations, the registration of foreign teachers and the vetting process. SACE reported a ...
Education Labour Relations Council on its 2013/14 Annual Report
16 Oct 2014
The Portfolio Committee received a briefing from the Education Labour Relations Council on its 2013/14 Annual Report. The presentation on the Annual Report comprised of a background of the legislative mandate, strategic overview and strategic outcome oriented goals. The presentation also focused on the service delivery and organisational environments, policy ...
Umalusi on its 2013/14 Annual Report
15 Oct 2014
Umalusi presented its 2013/14 Annual Report and noted that Umalusi was an independent entity with a statutory mandate around certification and monitoring of education qualifications. Its mandate of developing and maintaining frameworks of qualifications was carried out in collaboration with the South African Qualifications Authority, the Quality Council for Trade ...
Auditor-General of South Africa on use of audit reports as oversight tools; Department of Basic Education briefing on district support
16 Sep 2014
The Portfolio Committee on Basic Education was briefed by the Office of the Auditor-General South Africa (AGSA) on auditing practice, and by the Department of Basic Education on support for educational districts.
The Auditor-General South Africa (AGSA) briefed the Committee on the role and function of AGSA, outlined the different ...