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Rules of the National Assembly
Review of National Assembly Rules: consideration of Subcommittee Report
20 Nov 2015
The Rules Committee met to consider the Subcommittee Report on the Review of the National Assembly Rules. The ANC supported the proposed new criteria for the processing of motions without notice. The criteria were now that at least five parties including the majority party and the largest minority party should ...
Measures to Improve Initial Teacher Education Programmes: DBE, DHET & Education Deans Forum briefing
3 Nov 2015
The Departments of Basic Education and Higher Education and Training, as well as the Education Deans Forum, combined to inform the Committee of measures being taken to improve initial teacher education in South Africa.
The Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) explained that the need for improving teacher education ...
Basic Education Budget Review and Recommendations Report
21 Oct 2015
BRRR 2015-2010: Budgetary Review & Recommendations Reports
The Committee considered the Budgetary Review and Recommendations Report (BRRR) on the performance of the Department of Basic Education (DBE) for the 2014/15 financial year. Some errors were identified and corrected. The report was adopted after careful consideration and proposals for the correction ...
South African Council for Educators (SACE); Education Labour Relations Council (ELRC); Umalusi on their 2014/15 Annual Reports
14 Oct 2015
South African Council for Educators (SACE)
The presentation was made by the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the South African Council for Educators (SACE) on the 2014/15 annual report of SACE. He reflected on the foreword of the Chairperson of SACE to the effect that SACE now had a stricter ...
Department of Basic Education on its 2014/5 Annual Report with Minister; Audit outcomes: Auditor-General briefing
13 Oct 2015
The Auditor-General South Africa (AGSA) briefed the Portfolio Committee on the audit outcomes for the Department of Basic Education (DBE) and its entities for the 2014/15 financial year, noting that the purpose of the presentation was to better equip the Committee to execute effective oversight.
In regards to the findings, ...
Teacher Centres: Department of Basic Education briefing
22 Sep 2015
The Department of Basic Education said that the function of the teacher development centres was to help teachers develop their instructional skills in ICT and subject areas where they may fall short. These centres are currently operating in five provinces, but are still needed in four. The results of the ...
Constitutional Review Committee
Processing of Legacy Submissions
4 Sep 2015
The Joint Committee met to deliberate on the way forward with legacy public submissions for Constitutional Amendments from 2013. The issue of the Sesotho sa Leboa language also arose, but discussion of the matter was postponed. The Committee Researcher summarised each of the 13 proposed amendments. Amendments were presented within ...
Annual National Assessment & 2015 Examination Readiness: DBE briefing; Graaff-Reinet petition on quality education provision: MP Lovemore briefing
1 Sep 2015
The Department of Basic Education (DBE)presented on their readiness for the Annual National Assessment and for the National Senior Certificate examinations. According to their plans, they were on track with preparations and the schools would all have their question papers delivered on time.
They had taken a lot of action ...
Department on Basic Education 1st Quarter 2015/16 performance
11 Aug 2015
The Department of Basic Education (DBE) presented its performance report for the first quarter of 2015/ Committee. A detailed description was given of each of the Department’s five programmes, highlighting achievement against targets and drawing attention to challenges. Among the targets met were such projects as the Funza Lushaka bursary ...
Measures to improve credibility of education statistics, National Senior Certificate Learner Retention Programme & Kha Ri Gude Mass Literacy Campaign: Departmental briefings
28 Jul 2015
The Department of Basic Education (DBE) gave a presentation on the measures being implemented to improve the credibility of education statistics, emphasising the need for effective data management in the education system. An educational management information system (EMIS) derived from the national education information policy had been developed, since the ...