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Rural schooling / multi-grade schools/ farms schools / non-viable schools; Inclusive Education implementation; Special Needs schools: Department briefing
23 Jun 2015
The Department of Basic Education (DBE) briefed the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education on the progress it had made in the implementation of the Education White Paper 6 on Inclusive Education. The presentation included progress made in improving access to education for special needs learners, improving quality education and support, ...
Curriculum delivery and support in schools: Department of Basic Education status report
9 Jun 2015
The Department of Basic Education outlined the diversity of Annual National Assessment (ANA) and National Senior Certificate (NSC) results from province to province across the nation, which was startling for many; Mpumalanga and Western Cape led the progress chart. Notably, overall improvement could be identified from all provinces. Moreover, the ...
Educational Infrastructure Grants & Accelerated Schools Infrastructure Delivery Institute: Department of Basic Education & National Treasury briefing
2 Jun 2015
National Treasury began the presentation discussing the Education Infrastructure Grant and School Infrastructure Backlogs Grant. There had been a significant improvement in spending on the Infrastructure Backlogs Grant. In the current year 2015/2016, provinces had become heavily dependent on grants for infrastructure and were contributing little from their own fiscus. ...
Department of Basic Education on 4th quarterly Grant Report and conditional grants
26 May 2015
The Department of Basic Education (DBE) presented this Department's fourth quarterly report on the performance in meeting its strategic objectives for 2014/15, noting that the Department had already designed a strategic plan and annual performance plan for the five-year term to focus on improving the quality of basic education. Each ...
Learner Transport Draft Policy: Department of Basic Education briefing
19 May 2015
The Department of Basic Education (DBE) led the Committee through a presentation on the draft policy on Learner Transport. Both the Department of Transport and the DBE had developed the draft policy through a consultative process. It had gone through public consultations on 13 November 2014. The DBE emphasised that ...
Social Cohesion & Learner Wellness Programmes implementation; Governance & Management in School: Department of Basic Education briefing
12 May 2015
The Department of Basic Education (DBE) led the Committee through the presentation on Social Cohesion and Wellness Learner Programmes. Certain strategic approaches had been put in place and the Department wanted systemic responses that were evidence-informed.
The Department described the different wellness interventions in place. De-worming was a central concern. ...
Committee Report on Department of Basic Education Budget Vote 14
29 Apr 2015
The Portfolio Committee on Basic Education considered Budget Vote 14 (Basic Education) together with the Annual Performance Plan (APP) and Strategic Plan of the Department of Basic Education and its statutory bodies. The purpose of the meeting was to deliberate of the draft Portfolio Committee report in light of the ...
Funza Lushaka Bursary Scheme: Department of Basic Education briefing
21 Apr 2015
The Department of Basic Education (DBE) led the Committee through a presentation on the action plan for an end-to-end solution on the Funza Lushaka Bursary Programme (FLBP), a multi-year programme that promotes teaching in public schools. The goal of the action plan was to unpack its problem statement and highlight ...
South African Council for Educators on its Strategic and Annual Performance Plan
14 Apr 2015
The Portfolio Committee on Basic Education received a presentation from the South African Council for Educators (SACE) on its budget review for the 2015/16 financial year. The budget review was based on SACE’s Annual Performance Plan for 2015/16 and the Strategic Plan.
SACE had focused on improving the teacher registration ...
Education Labour Relations Council & Council for Quality Assurance in General and Further Education and Training (Umalusi) on their Strategic and Annual Performance Plans
24 Mar 2015
The Education Labour Relations Council (ELRC) briefed the Committee on its strategic plan, focussing on the fiscal years 2015/16 to 2019/2020, and explained that its strategic objectives were centred on two components -- dispute management and collective bargaining services. It was a bargaining council established in terms of the Labour ...