2021-w1195 - 12 May 2021

Sibongiseni Ngcobo to ask the Minister of Basic Education to ask the Minister of Basic Education

With reference to her media briefing on 30 April 2021 regarding the end of her department’s youth employment initiative, (a) how will the second phase of the initiative be rolled out and (b) what support structures are there to support teachers and learners in the immediate period since the second term commences in May 2021?

Reply from the Minister of Basic Education to ask the Minister of Basic Education on 12 May 2021

 

a) The Department is using successes achieved and lessons learnt from Phase 1 of the Presidential Youth Employment Initiative (PYEI) - Basic Education Employment Initiative (BEEI), to plan for Phase 2 of the Initiative.  In order to address COVID-19 related challenges on teaching and learning, there will still be a bias towards supporting educators through Education Assistants.  General School Assistants will also be provided ...

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2021-w955 - 30 April 2021

Désirée Van Der Walt to ask the Minister of Basic Education to ask the Minister of Basic Education

What (a) is the current staff shortage for (i) Grade R and (ii) learners with special educational needs in each province and (b) immediate steps has her department taken to deal with the specified staff shortage in each case?

Reply from the Minister of Basic Education to ask the Minister of Basic Education on 30 Apr 2021

DATE OF PUBLICATION OF INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: 19/03/2021

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: 09/2021

     

           

Response

(a) (i) Grade R is currently not part of compulsory education. And as such, allocation of educator posts in schools that offer Grade R classes is not done in terms of the post provisioning norms. The majority of educators appointed in Grade R posts are paid a monthly ...

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2021-w807 - 30 April 2021

Baxolile Babongile Nodada to ask the Minister of Basic Education to ask the Minister of Basic Education

(a) What number of public schools in each province (i) are currently in operation, (ii) meet the minimum norms and standards found within the SA Schools Act, Act 84 of 1996, and (iii) do not meet the minimum norms and standards and (b) of those schools that do not meet the minimum norms and standards, what are the reasons in each case?

Reply from the Minister of Basic Education to ask the Minister of Basic Education on 30 Apr 2021

DATE OF PUBLICATION OF INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: 12/03/2021

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: 08/2021

                  

Response

The information as per reports received from provinces as a sphere of government responsible for school infrastructure.

      1. Table below shows that there are 23 259 public ordinary schools currently operational,
      2. The minimum standards relate to Basic Services (Water, Electricity, Sanitation and schools built entirely of inappropriate material), as ...
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2021-w554 - 19 April 2021

Baxolile Babongile Nodada to ask the Minister of Basic Education to ask the Minister of Basic Education

What is the total number of (a) schools in each province that do not have access to water in 2021 and (b) water tankers that have been installed in schools in each province since 1 November 2020?

Reply from the Minister of Basic Education to ask the Minister of Basic Education on 19 Apr 2021

1. As reported by provincial education departments, there were no schools that did not have any access to water.

2. No water tanks were installed in the provinces since November 2020.

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2021-w799 - 19 April 2021

Sibongiseni Ngcobo to ask the Minister of Basic Education to ask the Minister of Basic Education

What are the full, relevant details and breakdown of the (a) total amount that her department has spent on mobile classrooms countrywide and (b) location of the specified classrooms?

Reply from the Minister of Basic Education to ask the Minister of Basic Education on 19 Apr 2021

(a)       R774 430 461

(b) 

The Classrooms are located as follows:

           

FREE STATE

2704

 

KWA-ZULU NATAL

1925

 

LIMPOPO

605

 

NORTHERN CAPE

65

 

NORTH WEST

73

 

WESTERN CAPE

206

 

GAUTENG

240

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2021-w875 - 13 April 2021

Bridget Staff Masango to ask the Minister of Basic Education to ask the Minister of Basic Education

What total number of learners who (a) are registered with her department do not have birth certificates and (b) do not have birth certificates have parents who are (i) South African citizens and (ii) foreign nationals in each province?

2021-w891 - 01 April 2021

Sibongiseni Ngcobo to ask the Minister of Basic Education to ask the Minister of Basic Education

What (a) total number of schools have been affected by (i) vandalism and (ii) the weather since the start of the current academic year and (b) is the extent of the damage in monetary terms?

Reply from the Minister of Basic Education to ask the Minister of Basic Education on 1 Apr 2021

(a)  (i) 148 schools have been vandalised since the start of the current academic year; 

        (ii) 288 schools have be affected by the weather since the start of the current academic year.

(b)  The cost estimates to repair the schools affected by the weather is R196 695 374.01

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2021-w755 - 01 April 2021

Désirée Van Der Walt to ask the Minister of Basic Education to ask the Minister of Basic Education

(1)       What (a) total number of schools were vandalised (i) in (aa) 2019 and (bb) 2020 and (ii) from 1 January 2021 to date in each province, (b) number of the specified schools were vandalised during the (i) school holidays and (ii) lockdown to curb the spread of COVID-19 and (c) is the total cost of the damages in each case in each province; (2) whether all the schools will be (a) repaired and (b) re-open; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details, (3) where are the affected learners accommodated where schools close due to vandalism?

Reply from the Minister of Basic Education to ask the Minister of Basic Education on 1 Apr 2021

1. (a) (i) (aa) 957 schools were vandalised in 2019

            (bb) 1633 schools were vandalised in 2020

        (ii) 148 schools have been vandalised since 01 January 2021 to date.

    (b) (i) 23 schools were vandalised during school holidays;

            (ii) 1716 schools were vandalised during lockdown

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2021-w796 - 01 April 2021

Manamane Charles Mohlala to ask the Minister of Basic Education to ask the Minister of Basic Education

What are the reasons that the Sefogole Sepeke Secondary High School in the Sekhukhune District Municipality in Limpopo is still using pit toilets and (b) by what date will she ensure that (i) the school buildings are refurbished and (ii) proper sanitation is provided to the learners and teachers?

Reply from the Minister of Basic Education to ask the Minister of Basic Education on 1 Apr 2021

The question has been referred to the Limpopo Department of Education and a response will be submitted as soon as it is received.

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2021-w954 - 01 April 2021

Désirée Van Der Walt to ask the Minister of Basic Education to ask the Minister of Basic Education

(1)       With regard to the proposed Grade RR as part of the schooling system (a) what are the current details of the plan, (b) on what date will the plan be implemented, (c) what funding will be made available and (d) what total number of educators will be added to the system; (2) whether sufficient infrastructure will be provided; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply from the Minister of Basic Education to ask the Minister of Basic Education on 1 Apr 2021

Question 1

a) The Departments of Basic Education and Social Development are working together to develop a plan that will see the ECD function migrated from DSD to the DBE. Joint teams have been allocated to workstreams to deliberate on the technical detail and specifics. 

b) The ECD function shift to DBE is planned for 1 April 2022.

c) The details of the funding ...

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